Long way down for someone scared of heights

By Mal Butler

Published on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 15:22


Long way down for someone scared of heights

The Rev Marcus Bagg, left, Chris Taylor and Emily Bagg, who will be abseilling down this church tower for Christian Aid. Picture by Laura Holme.

A BUILDING maintenance worker, who is scared of heights, and a vicar are among 40 people who plan to abseil down 75ft from the top of St Mary’s Church, Carisbrooke, for charity.

Chris Taylor, from Brighstone, the Rev Marcus Bagg and his wife, Emily, will make the attempt on November 5 to raise money for Christian Aid.

Chris, 49, a member of the Apex Church, Cowes, said: "I’m up and down a ladder all day but I really don’t like heights.

"I’ve never abseiled before and I will just have a harness on and take it from there.

"I was baptised in September on Brighstone beach and I wanted to give something back.

"I’ve always supported Christian Aid and this seemed the ideal time to do it and raise money for poorer countries in Africa."

Mr Bagg, vicar of St Mary’s, will also be doing the abseil, with his wife.

He said: "Last year, the community rallied round St Mary’s after the arson attack. This is our chance to come together as a community once again, this time for communities in need overseas."

There will be an afternoon session starting around 3pm and an evening session, with fireworks in the background. Chris is hoping to abseil between 4pm and 5pm.

Donations can be made through the church or you can visit www.justgiving.com/christopher-taylor4.


Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. New Cowes Floating Bridge launch delayed again

    Monday, February 27, 2017

  2. Fire at Rookley Co-op

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

  3. Car crash closes Ashey Road

    Monday, February 27, 2017

  4. Woman cut out of car after crash on Brading Down Road

    Monday, February 27, 2017

  5. Animal magic works wonders at Bembridge care home

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News