Cathedral Board member Mr Roy Totten, MBE, is set to serve a term in Crumlin Road Gaol from Monday March 12!

He will be locked up with the Dean of Connor, the Very Rev Sam Wright. Thankfully, neither man has been found guilty of any crime, but they are being incarcerated in the Belfast prison in order to give children in northern Uganda freedoms we all take for granted. These include hygienic toilet facilities, Bible teaching, and a caring face as they prepare to bed down in a city street.

Both Roy (pictured above), a parishioner at Glenavy, and Dean Sam, who is rector of Lisburn Cathedral, will have to appeal to those who believe in them to raise funds for their bail and have them freed!

Dean Sam Wright will also be incarcerated – all for a good cause!

They have volunteered to be locked up for the day on Monday by a group of young people from Lisburn Cathedral who are planning to visit Uganda with local charity Abaana in July this year.

The team will be working across a range of Abaana’s projects, including 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 and Roy will have to raise sponsorship to pay their bail.  You can sponsor Sam directly on this link or to sponsor Roy follow this link. Please give generously – Belfast Cathedral and Connor Diocese need these men back at work asap!

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