Congratulations to Bishop Maurice and Gill Sinclair: 60 years!

Amazed to see 2 visitors at Troutbeck Church yesterday for the morning service: Bishop Maurice Sinclair and his wife Gill, here in the Lake District with all their family to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary last week! 60 years married and both still going strong with so much energy, humility and love!

Photo taken yesterday at Troutbeck Church!

After years of mission service in S. America, they were at Crowther Hall CMS College in Selly Oak, Birmingham 1984-90 (YES!) where Maurice was principal, then he was Bishop of N. Argentina 1990 – 2001 & Primate of Southern Cone, 1996 – 2001; now retired and serving as honorary assistant bishop of Birmingham.

Maurice is now 85, and to celebrate their diamond wedding, he and his granddaughter Ellen ran a half marathon in aid of Christian Aid on May 22. So far, they’ve raised £1,985 of a target of £3,000. They need some help to reach their target, but being one of the world’s most humble bishops, I only found this out after we’d said goodbye yesterday. I don’t think he’d have even let on that he was a bishop if I hadn’t recognized them!

It’s just so incredible to do a half marathon at the age of 85! If you are inspired, challenged, humbled and/or amazed, do please donate, and let’s do what we can to help them reach their target before donations close on August 31. LET’S DO IT! This is the link:

https://www.christianaid.org.uk/news/maurices-half-marathon

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