Volunteer Celebration Mass Saturday 16 June

On Saturday the 16th June at 2pm, we will be holding a Volunteer Celebration Mass for the South East of England.

This will take place close to our diocese at Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish in delightful Farnborough.

Fr Chris Vipers receiving gifts

Fr Chris Vipers receiving gifts at last year’s Mass

We will serve refreshments after and hear from Tania Doulton from our Latin America Team then hopefully go on a lovely (and not too long) walk for our Share the Journey campaign after.

During the Mass itself, Martin will be playing music but would love it if there were other musicians who wanted to join in – just let us know.

Do join us to celebrate the marvellous contribution of our volunteers to our work in the diocese and around the world.

Share the Journey LogoOur Lady Help of Christians, Farnborough, 2pm.

1A Sherborne Rd, Farnborough GU14 6JS.

Share the Journey across the Weybridge Deanery 23-24 June

Share the Journey We Are HumansGroups of CAFOD supporters and volunteers will be walking from church to church across the Weybridge Deanery for our Share the Journey campaign. What promises to be a wonderful occasion of people coming together from various parishes is all in solidarity with refugees.

The walk will start in Thames Ditton on the 23rd of June and pass through Walton-On-Thames, then on Sunday the 24th will head to Weybridge, Chertsey, Egham Hythe, Englefield Green before finishing in Royal Holloway. Refreshments will be served at each stage and a simple prayer will launch and end the walk in each Church.

Some people will be able to walk a few stages of the journey while others will walk from their own church to the next on the journey. No stage should be too taxing and lifts should be available back to the set-off point of each stage.

St Thomas of Canterbury Parish in Mayfield about to set off on their Share the Journey walk.

St Thomas of Canterbury Parish in Mayfield about to set off on their Share the Journey walk a few weeks ago.

Would you like to join? See the plan below and do get in touch with the CAFOD office in Wonersh to find out more and let us know you’re intending to join us. All miles walked will be added to the totaliser, which is counting our miles as we try to walk the distance around the world.

Would you be able to organise your own walk. This needn’t be large or complicated, but could be a simple walk in the park with a few friends or fellow parishioners. Simple materials are available to order or download to aid reflection, prayer and conversation. More information can be found on our website.

Times are estimates and could be subject to a little change at this early stage. Note that the first leg is on Saturday morning 23rd of June, the rest happen on Sunday 24th of June.

Leaving from Est. Time of Departure Arriving at Est Time of Arrival Est Walking Time
Our Lady of Lourdes, Thames Ditton Saturday Morning after 9:15 morning prayer St Erconwald’s, Walton-on-Thames 10:45am 1hr, 15 mins
St Erconwald’s, Walton-on-Thames Sunday morning after 9:15am Mass (~10:30) Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge 11:30am 1hr
Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge After 10.30am
Mass & refreshments (around midday)
St Anne’s, Chertsey 1/1:15pm 50mins
St Anne’s, Chertsey Around 1:15pm St John of Rochester
Egham Hythe
2:40-3pm 1hr 25 mins
St John of Rochester
Egham Hythe
3:30pm The Assumption of our Lady
Englefield Green
4:30pm 1hr
The Assumption of our Lady
Englefield Green
4:45pm Royal Holloway, (University of London) 5pm 10mins

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The London Loop Walk calls in on A&B

Share the Journey LogoA group of supporters will set off from Elstree in the Westminster Diocese and, over the course of the following six weeks, will walk all the way around London on the ‘London Loop Walk‘.

The clockwise walk is being planned and will call in on (and near) our Diocese from the 8th-11th of June, when it would be great if any A&B supporters could join them. It will pass through the Banstead Downs, Ewell and then on up to Kingston Bridge.

The walk will be part of our Share the Journey Campaign, in solidarity with people on the move.

Do click for 2018 Share the journey London Loop Walk Poster (v2.1).

More details will follow about this event, please do get in touch with us at the Diocesan Volunteer Centre if you would like to be involved.


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