Sponsored Walk IN THE STEPS OF THE BISHOP 2016

The 8th Annual sponsored walk ‘In the steps of the Bishop’ will take place on 24th September.   Starting from Gonville & Caius College Chapel, Cambridge at 10.30 am, the gentle walk will finish at All Saints’ Haslingfield where refreshments will be awaiting tired and hungry walkers.

The walk commemorates the one between the College and All Saints’ Church taken by Charles Mackenzie when he was assisting the Vicar at Haslingfield before he left for Africa in 1855. He established Christianity in what is now called Malawi with his base in Magomero.  He was a prime mover against the slave trade in that region and was made the first Missionary Bishop there – ‘Bishop to the Tribes around Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi)’ – to reflect his importance to the region.

 Our Church now raises funds for education and church projects in that village. Currently we are raising money for a new teacher’s house at the Bishop Mackenzie School.   Forms for sponsoring walkers will be available shortly in the Church, and all are invited to help us.  Bishop Mackenzie’s memorial window may be seen at the east end of the south aisle in the Church.
 Enquiries to José Hopkins, tel. 01223 872190.




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