St Georges Catholic Primary Taunton walks for Share the Journey

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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.

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.

Pupils and staff from St Edward’s, Melchett Court race round the Isle of Wight


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The Lampedusa Cross whilst at sea

A crew of staff and boys from St Edward’s School Melchett Court, Romsey, school took part in the Round the Island Race recently as part of CAFOD’s “Share the journey”.   This was the school’s way of taking action on the refugee crisis and showing support for people forced to flee their homes, and expressed the school’s aim to ensure that the UK takes a lead during UN refugee negotiations.

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The Lampedusa Cross on board