Kind weather for clergy charity sit-out


Archdeacon Brian Harper (left) and Revd John Beacom (right) with supporters of their sit-out.

The Rector of Magheracross Parish, Ballinamallard, Archdeacon Brian Harper resumed his 12-hour sit-out for charity today (15th December) after being unable to undertake the fundraising venture last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Organised jointly with the Revd John Beacom, Minister of Ballinamallard Methodist Church, the two clergy were well wrapped up in their clerical cloaks but were grateful for a relatively mild, dry day.

Situated outside Magheracross Parish Church, on the edge of the Main Street in the village, Archdeacon Harper and Revd Beacom were this year raising money for Bishops' Appeal and Aware.

There was a constant flow of well wishers and supporters walking along the street or passing in vehicles, honking car horns and having a quick chat with both men, at the same time, dropping donations into the drum.

Both men were also provided with donations of food and drinks to keep them warm during the sit-out from 8am until 8pm.