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!
St George students holding the CAFOD Share the Journey banner.
On Friday the 29th of June students and staff at St George’s Catholic Primary School in Taunton took part in the Share the Journey walk for CAFOD with two refugees joining them. The school had 241 people take part with 241 miles covered, a fantastic number of miles to walk in solidarity.
A Share the Journey walk also took place by parishioners of St Georges Catholic parish on the 1st of July from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the afternoon. Parishioner Doug Lowe of St Teresa of Lisieux parish also took part in a Share the Journey walk on the 24th of June from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
Why not use CAFOD’s Share the Journey prayer resources for a prayer walk. You can find them here on the CAFOD website.
CAFOD Clifton would like to ‘Thank’ all those at St Georges School who walked in solidarity sharing the journey to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and migrants across the world. CAFOD Clifton would also like to say ‘Thank You’ for the parish community of St George’s in Taunton for your continued support of CAFOD’s work.
If you would like to get your school or college involved in Share the Journey why not check out CAFOD’s Share the Journey resources.
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.
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.
The scenic view parishioners experienced on their way.
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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.
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.