Bishop turns barista for day

Job swap: Bishop Tony Robinson serving customer Carla Shepherd, 19
Job swap: Bishop Tony Robinson serving customer Carla Shepherd, 19
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REGULARS did a double-take as they ordered their lattes and frappes. The man who ground their beans and steamed their milk was wearing a dog collar.

The Bishop of Pontefract, Tony Robinson, tried his hand as a barista in Costa Coffee in the Woolshops, Halifax.

His visit to Halifax came ahead of next week’s Christian Aid week.

He was put through his paces by the speedy baristas in the town-centre coffee shop, all to raise awareness of coffee farmers in Nicaragua.

The charity have been helping farmers to battle to get them a fair price for their coffee.

The Rt Rev Tony said he was thrilled to be involved.

He said: “I am delighted to be promoting Christian Aid Week’s call to action.

“The story of the coffee farmers in Nicaragua is one of hope. It shows how our actions can help to support thousands of people around the world work their way out of poverty.

“I have been privileged to visit some of Christian Aid’s local partners in Senegal and Tanzania to see how they bring about positive change in people’s lives.”

To find out more about Christian Aid week visit www.caweek.org or by calling 08080 006 006.