The Reverend Canon John Stanley, OBE, who is 90 on 20th May has challenged himself to walk the City Walls of Chester 90 times by his birthday. Proceeds will go towards the Faith Building Project at St. Mark’s church, Lache-cum-Saltney, where he and his wife worship; the Cathedral where his son-in-law is Dean; and to a hospital in Kampala, Uganda, providing vital Covid vaccinations.
This is a remarkable achievement being done by a remarkable man! The Revd. Canon John Stanley was ordained in 1956 in Blackburn diocese, holding many different roles within the Church of England during his 72 years of ordained ministry, including chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen. He recently retired to Chester in 2018, having spent the past 44 years as priest in the Parish church of Huyton in Liverpool Diocese! Most priests in the Church of England retire at 70 but not John Stanley!
If you would like to donate to these three extremely good, but different causes, do go to St. Mark’s or the Cathedral Websites, and the money will then be divided between the three charities.
Also come and cheer John on, as he finishes his final 90th lap at approximately 4.40/45 pm off the Wall at Abbey Street on Thursday 20th May 2021.