Refugees go on adventure in the great outdoors in Huddersfield area

Refugees in our diocese have been experiencing the wonderful land we live in, thanks to the work of two people from the Huddersfield area.

The Revd Simon Crook, Vicar of Golcar and Longwood, and his wife Sam, run ACross Country, a charity which uses the outdoors and other activities to encourage personal, social and spiritual growth and recuperation. 

Recently a group of refugees, from places across the world including Eritrea, Sudan and the greater Kurdistan area, went away for a weekend of adventure involving crafts, games, cooking, reflection and even abseiling. 

The time offered chance for people to share their experiences, learn about different cultures, and enjoy an atmosphere of togetherness and security.

Revd Simon said: “Their stories are what it is all about - life stories being told in words, songs and shared experiences; memories re-lived; yearnings and hopes expressed. 

“Danger experienced, and re-written. 

“Life is renewed and redefined.

“A place of Adventure and stillness, so we can be more fully ourselves, with others, our world and with God.”

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