Ian – the quiz master
The fourth St Edmund’s Annual Quiz Night in aid of CAFOD was held last Saturday 20th October at St John’s Church Farncombe . It was a fantastic evening which raised £820 for the Harvest family fast day appeal. Many thanks to Ian Honeysett our regular quiz master for setting the questions and to Jan his wife for keeping the score The rounds included Around the UK, The Answer’s a Colour , What’s the Connection and The Bible!
What’s the answer?
The event was sold out with nine teams competing to be this year’s champions. It was fairly close at the end but the winning team Seven Ancient Wonders managed to hold on to their lead and claim the prize of a range of fair trade goods.
Seven Ancient Wonders -winning team
Many thanks to St Edmund’s Justice & Peace group :- Mary Waight, Colette & Adrian Wyn-Griffiths, Jo and Julian Lewry for organising the quiz and for doing the catering. Also thanks to James Blackett and Gabriella Lagattolla for raising £220 on the raffle and to Frances & Louise Blackett for all your help in the kitchen.
A great evening was had by all and we are looking forward to the fifth annual quiz night October 2019!
St Edmund’s J&P group
St Edmund’s J&P group
Wow what a fantastic day we had yesterday with 58 Year 12 students from schools in Arundel & Brighton and Portsmouth dioceses attending their first training day for the CAFOD Young Leadership programme. Many thanks to the students from Blessed Hugh Faringdon Reading, Cardinal Newman School Hove, Christ the King Isle of Wight, Farnborough Hill Farnborough, Salesian School Chertsey, Salesian School Farnborough, Oaklands College Waterlooville, St Anne’s School Southampton , St Joseph”s College Reading and St Peter’s School Guildford for taking on the role of CAFOD Young Leaders in your schools. Your enthusiasm and energy was amazing and we hope you found the day inspiring and informative.
Sarah Burrows from CAFOD’s Youth team started the day with a reflection on CAFOD’s vision and values . After some lively icebreakers the students looked at some statistics on global poverty for example 844 million people still don’t have access to safe drinking water . Then they explored what makes a good leader and the qualities of leadership. Next they participated in On the Move which is a refugee simulation exploring the feelings of people having to flee from their home because of war. The students then worked together in their school groups to plan the activities that will carry out this term in their schools.
On the Move activity
Many thanks to Oaklands College for hosting the day and to Mr Sumba for organising the refreshments for us. Thanks also to Liz Burden and Steve Deadman our school volunteers who helped out on the day and to the staff accompaniers from each school for supporting your students We look forward to hearing about the Young Leaders activities at the second training day in January 2019!
Salesian school Chertsey
Our Lady Immaculate & St Philip’s in Uckfield and St John the Evangelist Heron’s Ghyll gathered for their Share the Journey walk in June. A good crowd gathered in support of the campaign which calls on Theresa May to ensure that global agreements on refugees and migrants uphold the dignity and rights of people on the move.
People set off from church after a blessing by Fr Ian Vane and made their way to the Victoria Pleasure Grounds where the walk started. Eighteen people and a dog took part in the short and pleasant walk. During the walk people reflected on the stories of real refugees from around the world and prayed for people on the move.
We had initially hoped to walk once around the world in solidarity – 24,000 miles, but so far we have walked almost 100,000 miles – over 4 times round the world! See our totaliser to find the latest figure. The parish also signed our petition to Theresa May asking her to ensure that the upcoming global agreements on refugees and migrants uphold their rights and dignity (see below). Our thanks go to the parish and volunteers of Uckfield and Heron’s Ghyll and all those who have taken part in our campaign.
If you haven’t been involved yet, it’s not too late. This could be by organising a simple walk for your community, going for a walk yourself or signing our petition. See our Share the Journey Webpage for more information.