Bishop visits homeless centre for Lent campaign - The Worcester Observer

Bishop visits homeless centre for Lent campaign

Worcester Editorial 25th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE BISHOP of Worcester rolled up his sleeves at a homeless centre as part of a Lent campaign.

Bishop John put on an apron and gloves to wash dishes after the lunchtime service at Maggs Day Centre yesterday (Tuesday).

The afternoon was part of the Church of England’s Lent campaign on Washday, which encourages Christians to take action and make a difference in the community by getting their hands dirty.

On this day Christians go out and wash anything from windows for those who find it difficult to clothes for the homeless. It reflects the start of the Easter story when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.

Bishop John said: “Jesus washed the feet of his disciples to remind us that those who follow him should serve others with humility and love. Maggs Day Centre is a shining example of people who do just that and I was delighted to be able to go along and do my bit to help.”

Mel Kirk, manager of Maggs Day Centre, said: “We are always grateful for people who are willing to come and join our dedicated volunteer team and it was great that Bishop John was keen to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in.”



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