As Vicar of St Francis of Assisi, Terriers, I will be walking 350,000 steps - over 150 miles - to raise funds to transform my church buildings into an inclusive and accessible place, to benefit the whole community of Terriers and Totteridge, and the surrounding area of High Wycombe.

Having recently been diagnosed with a condition that affects my mobility, walking the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury will be a big step in faith that my legs will hold out. My brother is walking with me, so, if need be, he can piggyback me into Canterbury!

I have been moved by the diverse needs of the local community, which often remain hidden until they reach a crisis point. Following conversations with residents, community groups and parishioners, what they feel is most needed, is an accessible place where the community can gather to socialise, enjoy a variety of ways to improve their wellbeing, help the environment and share in the highs and lows of life; as well as access support when needed. St Francis church has begun an ambitious vision to provide a community garden, café and accessible church building, which will have a positive impact on the social, spiritual, mental, and environmental wellbeing of all in the local community. I am inviting you to help make this vision a reality by sponsoring me as I step out in faith, between October 25th and November 8th.

Click for Crowdfunder donation page and for daily progress reports, see our Friends of St Francis facebook page