Dio­cese of Worces­ter

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The Very Rev Peter Atkin­son, Dean of Worces­ter, will be un­der­tak­ing a spon­sored cy­cle ride of 1,000km in Nor­mandy in sup­port of The Friends of the Cathe­dral. The Dean will fol­low the route taken in 1897 by a fa­mous English cler­gy­man, Percy Dearmer.

For ev­ery kilo­me­tre spon­sored it is hoped to re­cruit a new Friend. For £10 spon­sor­ship per kilo­me­tre there will be a year’s free mem­ber­ship of the Friends.

It is hoped to raise £10,000 and this money will con­trib­ute to­wards the re­pair of the Edgar Tower, first built by King John. It was the gate­house to his cas­tle and was the monas­tic en­trance of Worces­ter Cathe­dral Pri­ory.

The Tower is cur­rently be­ing re­paired at a cost of nearly £500,000.

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