On Saturday 4th August Holy Family parish took part in two walks. The first one was from Holy Ghost Church, there were 24 walkers of different
ages and abilities. Richard Stranack read from the Share the Journey booklet and we all joined in the opening prayer, this gave us something to think and talk about on our walk.
We headed down Marpool Hill to Phear Park where we walked around the park to the café, then we cut across the golf course (lucky no golfers
at that time of the morning) then followed the cycle path back to Marpool Hill.
We finished our walk by walking back to the church hall for some refreshments.
Fr Philip was there to greet us on our return and when everyone had returned he lead us in the final prayer. Many thanks to Angie, Bernie and Jim for the refreshments.
In the afternoon the second walk set off from St. Peter Prince of Apostles church at Budleigh Salterton. We started with the prayer and then walked to the Green. There was 22 of us and we walked as a group and stopped under the trees for prayers and a reading, along the way. Fr Philip joined us at one of our prayer stops and then wished us well as we continued to walk around the Green, which we did twice.
Refreshments were provided by James and Claire Madden at their house close to the Green, and many thanks to them for their hospitality.
During the two walks we managed 91 miles, thank you to all who took part.
Many of the walkers took the opportunity to fill in their action card, there are still a few cards left in St Anne’s Closter if anyone else would like to fill one in before we send them off.
Lorraine Richards and Kathleen Harland (The Parish’s CAFOD rep)