Make your steps count for refugees and migrants

Discover some of the walks you can join in Southwark to add miles to Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign.  You can also find out how to organise a walk in your community and the other ways you can support the Share the Journey campaign.

Share the journey

CAFOD volunteer Share the Journey walk Hartley in St Francis de Sales

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty. In support of the campaign, we are asking you all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Six walks have already been organised in Southwark and fourteen more are to come. Look at the planned walks in Southwark below.

See on our totalister how far we’ve already walked

So now it’s time for you to add your miles and every step you take counts! You choose the way – it could be a walk to church, or a pilgrimage. Perhaps a sponsored walk, or even a Kilimanjaro trek for the adventurous! For something a little closer to home, you might choose the Thames or the Medley river. Even a few steps around the pews of your church is enough. Pick your favourite way to add your miles and organise a walk between now and September.

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Share the journey –– join the Loop walk

Ann Milner is a CAFOD volunteer who has decided to respond to Pope Francis’call to embrace refugees. She is inviting us to take part in the LOOP walk and help add miles to CAFOD’ Share the Journey walk around the world

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty.

In support of the campaign, CAFOD is asking us all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Every step we take counts!

Discover on our totaliser how far we have already walked

Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew Hitchen is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path. The LOOP is 152 miles of well-marked paths weaving through the capital with hopefully something to suit everyone. There will be a series of prayerful walks taking place through June. Continue reading

Thank You to all our Volunteers

This week is your week: volunteers week!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers in the Southwark diocese.  Everything that you do makes a huge difference to those living in poverty overseas. No action is too small to make a difference so thank you so much for all you have done in your parishes, schools and communities.