For over 35 years, the three churches of East Burnley have generously supported the work of CAFOD in the developing world. St John’s has had a CAFOD group who have met regularly over all those years, and of course as time has passed many group members and supporters have gone to the Lord.
Last year we were deeply saddened by the loss of our chairperson and stalwart campaigner for justice – Monica Atherton. We decided at our last meeting to mark the passing of all these wonderful people by having a “Memorial Sponsored Walk”. It will be a short walk of 4 miles along the canal tow path. Perhaps, in memory of a family member who has been involved in or supported our work, you may like to “Buy a Bee” £4, “Buy a Tree” £8 or just sponsor the walk with a small donation. We will pray on the route and remember our departed friends, and would welcome the opportunity to speak their names in prayer as we walk. You are very welcome to join us or leave their name on the sponsor sheet or memorial envelopes at the back of church during the weekend of 15th/16th June, when we hope to collect sponsors. The walk will take place on Saturday 29th June at 11am from the towpath at Barden Lane, Burnley, walking to the B&Q store at Brierfield and back.
Please feel free to download the poster, by clicking below, to display in your parish communities: