The Rural Dean for Raphoe and Inishowen, Rev Canon David Crooks, has completed the second of his three lengthy cycle rides in the deaneries to raise funds for the ‘Mahajanga Calling’ Appeal. The cause is especially close to Canon Crooks’ heart as his brother-in-law, Rt Rev Hall Spiers, is Bishop of Mahajanga, a remote diocese in the north-west of Madagascar.
Canon Crooks was sent on his way by parishioners from St Ninian’s Church in the Parish of Convoy, this morning, cycling from there to Donaghmore Parish Church and onto Monellan, before returning to Convoy. At points along the route, the intrepid clergyman was presented with donations for the Mahajanga Appeal.
The third and final leg of his cycling fundraiser will take place next Monday 19th July, when Canon Crooks will cycle from St Eunan’s Cathedral in Raphoe to Clonleigh (Lifford), then to Raymochy (Manorcunningham) before returning to Raphoe.