REGINA…… “Don’t let anyone tell you there are no hills in Saskatchewan,” said Qu’Appelle Diocesan Bishop Robert Hardwicke in an interview with the Prairie Messenger. “I’ve climbed 119 of them so far. When I came to Canada (he is originally from England) they told me Saskatchewan was flat. Don’t you believe it.” The Bishop along with nine other bikers had just rolled into the parking lot of All Saints Anglican Church in south Regina completing more than 3/4s of his Pedalling Pilgrimage of Prayer bicycle tour of the southern portion of his southern Saskatchewan diocese.
He set out from the Alberta border July 23 and reached Regina July 30 after stops at parishes and Camp Harding in the Cypress Hills. He finished the ride August 1 at the Manitoba border, covering 762 Kilometers in 40 hours of riding.
“It’s sharing with people the importance of prayer and getting us to really knuckle down and be a prayerful church,” said Hardwicke. It’s also been a time in which he...Read More