St Phillip & St James, Leckhamton (Pip and Jim’s) are embarking on an ambitious and extensive reordering of the church, aiming to provide a warm, welcoming, safe and wholly inclusive space that is open to individuals and groups, seven days a week, finding refreshment and friendship regardless of their circumstance; in essence it will be a community space as well as a place of inclusive worship.
In support of Pip and Jim’s initiative to raise over £170,000 from the efforts of the congregation towards the full project cost of around £2.5 million, John Horan, a former police officer turned mental health chaplain who has been a priest at Pip & Jim’s for 20 years, agreed in what he describes as ‘ a complete moment of madness’, to do a wing walk with Aerosuperbactics Wingwalkers.
To date the Wing Walk (which happened on 15 June 2019) has raised over £7,800 including Gift Aid!
John says, ‘it was the most fantastic experience, scary but in a good way and wonderfully exhilarating. I am deeply grateful to all those who have donated so generously and for the wonderful support of family and friends from Pip and Jim’s on the day’.
To find out more about the reordering, please visit https://www.pipandjims.org.uk/