According to the British “Daily Mail” report, in order to raise the maintenance and construction costs of the church kitchen, a British priest who usually feels dizzy even on the elevator overcomes his fear of heights and climbs the church 165 feet (about 50 meters) high, of the spire.
It is reported that the 44-year-old Pastor Sam Leach is usually so afraid of heights that when sitting on the escalator, he has to grab the railings. But just yesterday, Sam and three others climbed the Madeleine Church in Torki, England. Sam admitted that approaching the ladder that supported the ten-story scaffolding made him feel “very upset.” “I was really nervous before I went up, but the whole process was really exciting and I’ll climb again,” he says. It’s beautiful to stand high and look out at the city center and pray for our town. “
The church is currently undergoing external repairs funded by the British National Lottery, but still requires £7,000 for the construction of the kitchen. Sam said, “The funded project does not include internal repairs. Due to the previous damp problem, the plaster inside the church is falling off. The kitchen and rest area are important places to complete community work. We are worried that if we do not take action now, it may not be achieved. To relevant health and hygiene standards.”
To raise money, the parish priest climbed the church roof with church commissioner Ed Williams, pastor Petrina Jones and church manager Gary Clarke. Sam said: “I’m not worried about my safety because I’m tied to a rope, but I’m worried about whether I’m going to get caught in a rope. Good to everyone’s blessing, I did it, I have been looking straight ahead, focused on each step. “