Sunday, 4 May 2014

Unlocking in Camden

Yesterday to the Borough of Camden for the annual UNLOCK sponsored walk.

Unlock is a small Christian charity working in some of the poorest communities of the Uk, helping 'revealing good news of the down-to-earth Christ.'

Its run on as shoestring and its annual urban walk in London attracts up to 700 walkers and around £25,000 for its funds.The check points for the walk are local churches who open their doors to walkers, offer refreshments, and offer information about church life. This greatly contributes to the fascinating experience that is every UNLOCK walk.

 In 2007 the walk was in Bermondsey and the Isle of Dogs and that was the occasion I first visited St James's Church, little suspecting that within five years I would be a Bermondsey vicar.

This year's walk, the thirty-first,  took in Camden Lock, two prisons (Pentonville & Holloway), a stretch of the Regents Canal, and an extraordinary mixture of very wealthy and very poor housing, with churches of all shapes and descriptions ministering in very diverse communtities.


Next year's walk is on 25th April. Why not join ?

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