Our office is on Singleton Road, situated between Bury Old Road and Bury New Road.
St John the Baptist’s CAFOD Group in Burnley will be walking in solidarity with their refugee sisters and brothers who are fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and extreme poverty.
Inspired by Pope Francis, they are responding with compassion and calling on governments to protect the human dignity of people on the move. Their “Share the Journey” walk will be taking place on Saturday 23rd June at 11am, during Refugee Week (18th – 24th June). The walk will start by the canal bridge, Barden Lane (Burnley, BB12 0DX) and continue along the canal to Brierfield at Junction 12 (B&Q, BB9 6RT). Those who are feeling fit enough will then return along the canal to the starting point, a total walk of approximately 3.5 miles.
Please come and join the walkers from St John’s on their walk of solidarity and be a voice for the voiceless, see details above and poster below for contact details. Parking is available at St John the Baptist’s, Ivy Street, Burnley, but this is about half a mile walk from the canal start. Alternative, limited parking is available nearer the start point, along Barden Lane on the Burnley side of the railway bridge.
Please feel free to download the poster to advertise, just click below:
In CAFOD’s Office in Salford, every first Tuesday of the month, we gather together for prayer and share lunch. However, this month we decided to go for a walk from the office in Salford to Clowes Park as part of “Share the Journey” campaign to walk in solidarity with refugees, #ShareJourney.
It is so inspiring to see how people come together and show compassion, but also to make a clear statement that we stand with the refugees through our walk. This campaign has been inspired by Pope Francis’ concern. He said: ‘Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age’
This group has added 38 miles more to the 21,400 miles already walked by CAFOD supporters in England and Wales!! It is not only the addition of the miles (WE ARE ALMOST AT OUR 24,900 miles TARGET!), but all the inspiring conversations that happen along the journey, stories of our own family migration from overseas and our neighbours, who have recently arrived.
Right now, there are more people than ever fleeing from war, persecution, natural disaster and poverty. The Church worldwide has decided to not turn away from this situation and is committed to sharing the journey of these human beings who also have hopes, fears, desires and stories.
We encourage you to share this campaign as a sign of compassion to those who have left everything behind to find a safer place, but also for those who tried but could not arrive at their destination.
Written by Estefanía González
On Friday 6th July, St Catherine’s Church is preparing a summer concert to support CAFOD. See the details below.
Hope to see you there!