IN 1959 4
j "THIS parish is a kind of t country. The maximum miniature missionary 41 4 covered in one day's visiting ; is about 56 miles and, on two * successive Sundays, I re1 cently travelled about 96 •
mmiolsetslY on buses or walking... ; • "I have no car and depend
'I have spent moderate sums on equipping myself 7, against bad weather . . . In winter time I have to watch 1 the weather to prevent my': being cut off by snow drifts 4 and I then carry 'iron rations'. ;
"II have made a detailed study of outdoor life and camping to help me carry, on the work of visiting my scattered parishioners in any weather . . I hope eventually to be able to prepare a hot meal by the side of the road or to take something hot in a flask during cold weather ..."
Where is this wild-sounding country where parishioners are so scattered?—Canada? Australia? No. This extract comes from a letter from a priest in the Nottingham diocese—a letter written to the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom in gratitude for a small donation towards a little chapel.