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 1:30pm 50mins
St Anne’s, Chertsey Around 1:15pm St John of Rochester
Egham Hythe
3-3:30pm 1.5-2hrs

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Quiz and Curry with Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge

Christ the Prince of Peace recently held a Quiz and Curry night in support of CAFOD’s Emergency Fund.

Parishioner, Peter Clapham, said:

‘Here in sedate and leafy Weybridge it is easy to overlook the appalling suffering around the world due to war, famine and recently floods and earthquakes. Luckily we have our parish Justice & Peace group to help us keep our eye on the ball.

‘They recently organised an excellent quiz night and curry supper which raised over £1500 for CAFOD’s emergency appeal – we have in mind especially those suffering from floods in south east Asia and also the victims of the recent earthquakes in Mexico – there are a number of Mexican families in the parish.’

Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge Quiz and Curry Night

A full house for questions and curry.

CAFOD’s Emergency Fund enables us to respond to emergencies immediately without having to wait for appeals to be launched and people to donate.

Martin, local CAFOD rep, said ‘We are so thankful for the parish community in Weybridge. They have long since been a generous and supportive parish and wanted to respond to all the various emergency situations that have happened recently around the world.

‘We don’t know who won the quiz but the people of Weybridge were asked how they could respond to the needs in the  world and it’s a question they answered well.’

Click for more information on our Emergency Team and find out how you can help us support people in emergencies. Our heartfelt thanks go to our friends and supporters at Christ the Prince of Peace in Weybridge.

An inspiring talk at Weybridge by Fr Peter Hughes.

Fr Peter Hughes

Fr Peter Hughes

I am sure that all those who attended the talk by Fr Peter Hughes on Saturday 15th July were inspired by his stories of saying mass on a rubbish tip, with his feet slipping due to the wet rubbish and his worry about getting bitten by a stray dog he painted a very vivid picture of the life of a priest in a very impoverished part of Lima, Peru.

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Fr Peter has had a long association with CAFOD and he was the director of CEAPAZ one of CAFOD’s partner in Peru.  He is currently on the board of REPAM the church network for the Pan-amazon and he told us of the work that the church and CAFOD are doing to protect the rainforest and the lives of the indigenous people living there.  He encouraged us to get involved in campaigning by writing to our MPs about the destruction of the amazon and the effect of climate change as the forests are the lungs of the earth.

Fr Peter Hughes

Fr Peter Hughes

Maria Elena from CAFOD’s campaign team spoke to us about the Power To Be campaign and how we can get our parishes involved through card signing and a reflective liturgy. Information on which can be found by clicking the link above. Do let us know if you are interested in holding one and we can help with advertising and advice etc.

 

If you would like to hear Fr Peter’s talk you can sign up for an webinar on Wednesday 19th July at 1pm.

If you are not available at 1pm once you have signed up you can hear the recording at a more convenient time.

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

Christ Prince of Peace Weybridge

I would also like to thank Mary Lee our fantastic CAFOD parish volunteer at Christ Prince of Peace for organising a super lunch, and to all those who came to the talk and for their very generous donations.