Hitchin’s pedalling priests saddle up to boost youth cause tomorrow

Geoff Crittenden, Rev. Andrew Henton Pusey, Canon Michael Roden, Paul Harris, Rev. Tom O'Brien and R

Geoff Crittenden, Rev. Andrew Henton Pusey, Canon Michael Roden, Paul Harris, Rev. Tom O'Brien and Rev. Jeni McQuaid, are taking part in a charity cycle ride - Credit: Archant

Up to a dozen church ministers from around the Hitchin area will be taking part in a static bike ride in the town centre tomorrow to raise vital funds for a youth organisation.

Anyone who finds themselves near the High Street Poundland store tomorrow between 10am and 4pm will be able to spot a pedalling priest or two as they cycle on the spot for the Phase charity.

The Rev Andrew Henton Pusey of Walsworth Road Baptist Church has helped put the pedal posse together and said: “We are affirming our support for Phase with the Pedalling Priests fundraiser.

“Phase began 15 years ago as a project supported by Hitchin churches.

“As the charity has grown, so too has the appreciation of Phase from the churches.”

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Phase director Kieran Murphy said: “It’s very exciting so many church leaders are getting behind this event.

“We’re doing great work supporting, connecting and inspiring young people across Hitchin.”

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Also supporting the pedal push are Geoff Crittenden of Wymondley Baptist Church; Paul Rigby and Phil Jackson of Hitchin Christian Centre; Jane Mainwaring and Jeni McQuaid of St Mark’s Church; Michael Roden of St Mary’s Church; Ian Todd of Holy Saviour Church; Dan Drew of The Hub Church; Linton Grant of The Church of God of Prophecy; Michael Lambert and Tom O’Brien of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew and Stephen Deller of the Covenant Praise Church who will be joined by his daughter Phoebe .

If you’d like to support their efforts you can log on to the Virgin Money charity donation website and search for ‘pedallingpriests’.

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