Bishop Michael Burrows is planning a Rapid Road Tour and Sermon Marathon from September 13 – 29th this year.
He will be stopping at 66 places in the Diocese, giving a short reflection based on each of the 66 books of the Bible, all on the theme of the empowerment of women through literacy.
This is a Bishops’ Appeal fund-raiser and money raised will go to literacy projects run by the Mothers’ Union in Ethiopia and Feed the Minds in the Congo.
It follows on from previous successful road tours – his ‘Stations at the Stations’ whistle-stop train journey, his playing of 150 church organs and his vintage vehicle drive. Now it is Route 66!
Parishioners and teachers are asked to put their thinking caps on between this and then to come up with special and imaginative ideas to raise money for the literacy projects mentioned above in September ahead of his visit.
Yes, it could be a harvest collection or it could be a project involving children, a fun fund-raising idea involving adults – let your imagination run loose!
He is asking that everyone get behind this to remember those less fortunate, the value of education and how the riches of the Scriptures can motivate us in our generosity and discipleship.
See below for the Bishop’s letter introducing Route 66 and details of what date he will be outside your church or school.