Bishops walk for The Children’s Society

Published: Monday September 5, 2022

A person waiting a pair of walking boots in the grass - only the feet are visible

Amendment: Due to the sad event of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Bishop Rachel was unable to take part in this sponsored event. You may still choose to make a donation using the link below if you wish.

Bishop Rachel is putting her walking boots on and hitting the road to raise money for The Children’s Society on 11 September.

As Anglican Bishop for Prisons, she is joining a group of prison chaplains and prisoners taking part in the Great North Run on 11 September.

The challenge is also being set amongst prison staff and prisoners, some of whom may run the marathon on treadmills in prison gyms.

Bishop Rachel will be walking one-third of the 13.1-mile distance of the famous Newcastle race, right here in the Diocese of Gloucester. The other bishops in the prisons’ team, The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, and the Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Libby Lane, are also doing the walk in their home dioceses.

The Children’s Society works for the hope and happiness of young people when it’s threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Bishop Rachel said, “I am delighted to be able to support the teams of prisoners and prison chaplains running to raise money for the Children’s Society. I’m not a runner myself, but am really looking forward to being able to walk here in the Diocese of Gloucester in aid of such an excellent cause.  The work that the Children’s Society does in relation to children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable is one that is very close to my heart.”

You can sponsor the team here Anglican Prison Chaplains and Colleagues is fundraising for The Children’s Society (



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