Taunton Parishioner Doug Lowe shares CAFOD’s work with Churches Together in Mere, Wiltshire

St George’s parishioner Doug Lowe who has supported CAFOD for the past 25 years recently gave a CAFOD presentation about CAFOD’s work and Share the Journey. Doug who has managed CAFOD’s work at the Greenbelt Festival as one of his many volunteering roles for CAFOD, along with running many CAFOD events in and around Taunton, travelled to Mere for a Churches Together Annual General Meeting.

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St Joseph’s Peasedown Shares the Journey for Refugees and Migrants

On Saturday21st July St Joseph’s Peasedown held their Share the Journey CAFOD Refugee Walk from Beacon Hill Wood to St Aldhelm’s well in Doulting. During the journey they reflected on the personal stories of refugees such as Khodesa from Myanmar. Mohammed whose family fled from Damascus and David from Sudan. 

After visiting the well, the group continued on to St Aldhelm’s C of E Church, Doulting who were holding a Flower Festival. The parishioners welcomed them with tea and cake – a very welcome welcome after a hot walk!

The walk was organized by Peter and Anne Barrett. The parish of St Joseph’s has now contributed 1/400th  of the total target for CAFOD supporters all over England and Wales who are walking ‘around the world’ (24,900 miles) in solidarity with refugees and migrants all over the world.

The group all signed our Share the Journey cards and Anne kindly sent them in to CAFOD – a fantastic effort by St Josephs!

Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes parish walk 4.5 miles for Share the Journey for CAFOD


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Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners who took part in the Share the Journey walk.

CAFOD supporters in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael have made their contribution in solidarity with refugees on share the journey. Seven parishioners set off from Blaisdon village hall braving encounters with cattle along the way. Around 4.5 uphill miles later the group picnicked on the summit of Mayhill and admired the fantastic views on all sides. Sign the Share the Journey petition now.

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Parishioners braved walking through Cattle fields on their 4.5 mile walk.

Then the descent; for some of the group this was just to a waiting car but for two intrepid souls, another 4.5 miles back home. The group walked, talked and reflected on how different their lovely afternoon walk was to the journey of refugees.

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The scenic view parishioners experienced on their way.

Add how many miles your group has walked through Share the Journey.

CAFOD Clifton would like to say ‘Thank You’ to the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes who have supported Share the Journey and ‘Thank You’ for everything you do for CAFOD.

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The group together at the end of their journey.

If your parish would like to get involved in Share the Journey why not check out CAFOD’s parish resources. It’s fun, easy – and prayerful as we walk in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.