THE BISHOP WHO WALKED
A Biography of Ken Leslie
By Simon Leslie – 1985
ISBN: 0909197 99 7
Ken Leslie was the Anglican Bishop of Bathurst from 1959-1981. There are few clergy who have ministered with such distinction to such a broad spectrum of ministries and in such a variety of situations.
During his career he walked and camped in the bush during holidays. He walked with Cubs and Scouts. He twice walked 25 miles in the Northern Territory to seek aid for a broken down vehicle. He spent hours in ‘walking’ his vehicle out of successive sand bogs and in patiently making extensive repairs by lonely road sides. As Army Chaplain during World War II he walked over the Kokoda Trail from Gona to Port Moresby to bring cheer and comfort to isolated army signalmen. He walked with school boys at ‘Timbertop’ in Victoria while school Chaplain there.
When aged 60 he walked 130 miles from Dubbo to Bathurst to raise funds for the completion of All Saints’ Cathedral in Bathurst.
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