Urgent appeal – help FREE THE LISBURN THREE!

Friday March 9th 2018

Facing being locked up in Crumlin Road Gaol are, clockwise from left: Neville Jones, Dean Sam Wright; Mr Roy Totten MBE.

As the identity of a third Connor figure facing incarceration in Crumlin Road Gaol on Monday March 12 is revealed, an appeal has gone out for your help to FREE THE LISBURN THREE!

Joining the Dean of Connor, the Very Rev Sam Wright, and Diocesan Council Member Roy Totten MBE in the lock-up, is Neville Jones, a parishioner of Lisburn Cathedral.

The three all face a tough time in this historic prison, and will only be freed once their supporters raise sufficient bail to earn them a ‘Get out of Gaol’ card.

But do not alarmed. These three pillars of society – Dean Sam is rector of Lisburn Cathedral, Roy, a parishioner of Glenavy, is a member of the Board of Belfast Cathedral, and Neville is Assistant Director of Abaana Ministries – are not responsible for any criminal deeds.

They have instead volunteered to imprisoned to raise funds for a team of young people from Lisburn Cathedral who are travelling to Uganda this summer to work with Abaana projects.

The team’s mission will include building a new toilet block at the Dr Andrew McAvoy Primary School, in northern Uganda; holding a three-day holiday bible club; and working with street children in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

In order to escape their gaol cell, Dean Sam, Roy and Neville will have to raise sponsorship to pay their bail.  And they are appealing to you to help. (Dean Sam would quite like to be out in time for Sunday services on March 18!)

You can sponsor Sam, Roy or Neville.  Please give generously to FREE THE LISBURN THREE  – and to support the young people from the Cathedral in their mission in Uganda.

To learn more about Abaana, or the work the Lisburn Cathedral team will be doing in Uganda this summer, please contact Neville Jones on 07796936768 or by email neville@abaana.org.

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