Motorbikes and BBQ at St Mary’s in aid of Kenyan priest

bikethumbnailVenerable Elwin Cockett presented a bike to the vicar of Sololo parish, close to the border with Ethiopia, last year

The Archdeacon of West Ham will be displaying his Triumph Bonneville at a St Mary’s Church BBQ on 20 July (11am to 3pm).

It is hoped the event – open to all, including motorbike groups – will help to raise £2,300 to buy a Yamaha 125 for a priest in the Marsabit diocese in Kenya. The vehicle will help church workers better serve their parish, which covers an area the size of England. “These bikes are equipped to take the punishment that African tracks can inflict on a machine,” said the Venerable Elwin Cockett.