Sheet church have taken part in this walk every year for the last 30 years or so. This year the whole walk is about 7 miles through the Merton, Morden and Wimbledon area of London. There is no pressure to complete the whole circuit, and hundreds of walkers of all ages and capabilities take part.
Last year it was around the Tottenham area of London and included the famous Broadwater Farm estate! There are regular stops at churches en-route, some of whom provide refreshments and exhibitions of their outreach work. It is very interesting to see how different some of the Urban London church communities are from our own and how they manage in sometimes challenging circumstances.
The aims of the Unlock London Walk are:
- To raise money for Unlock’s work in deprived urban areas across the UK.
- To raise awareness of the issues of exclusion that Unlock exists to address.
- To showcase the ministry of churches in urban areas.
- To encourage churches in more affluent parts of the country to support the work of their fellow Christians in the inner city.
- To give 100s of people an opportunity for an unusual and enlightening day out in London.
Unlock works by running local projects in UK cities, where a trained Unlock Development Worker, accompanied by a local team, is employed to encourage and enable local people and their leaders to grow in faith and confidence by:
- UNLOCKING real life stories of urban people
- REVEALING Good News of the Down to Earth Christ
- RELEASING life changing skills and confidence
More information on the UNLOCK charity and this years London Walk can be found >here<.