I think the purpose was team-building, or maybe it was just relaxation and fellowship, but some ministerial members of the Iveagh Presbytery spent an enjoyable morning at the Tollymore Mountain Centre near Bryansford, Co Down climbing the Hotrock Wall. It was a great activity in which almost all took part. I am tempted to “name and shame” the non-participants, but they know who they are!
Ministers often use climbing imagery to describe the Christian life and to explain how that it requires concentration, perseverance and commitment. They came away from this experience with a new appreciation of the skills needed to scale a wall, and undoubtedly some illustrative material for children’s talks and sermons.