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Rectors complete ten-day bike-run

15 August 2014

UNITED SOCIETY

Burn-up: the Revd Nigel Kirkpat­rick, the Rt Revd Alan Aber­nethy (Bishop of Connor), and the Revd Andrew McCroskery prepare to set out from Belfast Cathedral

Burn-up: the Revd Nigel Kirkpat­rick, the Rt Revd Alan Aber­nethy (Bishop of Connor), and the Revd Andrew McCroskery prepare to set out from Belfast...

TWO Church of Ireland rectors who are enthusiastic bikers have completed a ten-day charity bike-run around Ireland.

The Revd Andrew McCroskery, of St Bartholomew's with Christ Church, Leeson Park, Dublin, and the Revd Nigel Kirkpatrick, of Gilnahirk parish, Belfast, wore helmets and clerical collars as they set out earlier this month on the 1500-mile ride to every cathedral in the Church of Ireland, in aid of the work of Us. (formerly USPG).

At each of the 30 cathedrals, Mr Kirkpatrick and Mr McCroskery led a service with prayers for Us., particularly its work in Swaziland. Their route took them from Belfast to Cork, and Lisburn to Limerick. They were joined for part of their odyssey by fellow motorcycling enthusiasts.

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