A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took part in St Erconwald’s Parish Walk. 46 people joined in, including 18 of their confirmation candidates, who helped with wheel chairs. These and a few dogs walked from St Erconwald to Cowey Sale and along the river path to the Minnows pub and back again.
The activity was arranged by our M2M team (Maintenance to Mission) and supports Pope Francis’ ‘Share the Journey‘ call to support refugees and migrants around the world.
Their mileage, along with those from other supporters from around England and Wales, will be added together with a collective target of 24,900 miles – the distance around the whole world.
Each individual taking part on Sunday walked approx 11,777 steps and we have added 212 miles to our target.
‘And importantly,’ Said Lucy Jardine, parishioner and member of CAFOD’s Education Team, ‘we started and finished the walk as a team, helping to build our Christian community. At 3.00 pm we all stopped to say a Hail Mary in support of fellow Catholics around the country taking part in the Coastal Rosary.’
Our thanks go to Lucy, the confirmation group and the parish for their support, and adding their voice to a petition to Prime Minister, Theresa May:
‘Inspired by Pope Francis’ special concern for people on the move, we urge Britain to play a leading role in the forthcoming global compacts on migration and refugees.
We urge you and other world leaders to develop a united, global response which:
- respects human dignity
- protects the vulnerable
- supports host countries
- keeps families together
- tackles the reasons why people migrate.’