*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***
Important information: We are currently experiencing technical issues with the webiste and it is currently running with reduced functionality, some category pages may not contain a full list of articles and the search is not currently working. We apologise for the inconvenience and should have everything back to normal as soon as possible.

Bad week to go barefoot

by
28 March 2013

by a staff reporter

ONE woman has defied the freezing temperatures to spend the week barefoot.

Hannah Phillips, a mother of three, who is married to an ordinand at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, stripped off her shoes and socks at the beginning of Holy Week to raise money for the charity Us, formerly known as USPG.

Despite the snow and ice, she has gone about her normal routine - joining in the Palm Sunday procession, walking her children to school, and going to Oxford to do her shopping.

Mrs Phillips, said that she started preparing her feet for the ordeal at the beginning of Lent, by taking off her shoes each Friday. "People have just been doing that very English thing of looking at me, though children are more direct.

"It's been absolutely freezing, but it's given me a whole new outlook on life: that the things we think of essentials, some people have to go without."

To sponsor Mrs Phillips, see her page, Barefoot for Holy Week, on www.justgiving.com.

Forthcoming Events

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets

 

19 October 2020
Creativity out of crisis: Hymns and worship webinar
In association with RSCM, this online event will explore creative uses music and liturgy in the context online and socially distanced worship.    Book tickets

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)