Continuity in the British Isles
Arundel is an enchanting place, set in the Sussex Downs, and it has never looked more beautiful than it did on the day that the Catholic History Walkers arrived in early October.
It was a golden Autumn day of mellow sunshine, and we were a small but cheery group. The main party had met in London, on the steps of Westminster Cathedral – the usual gathering-point for Catholic History Walkers...
Born in London in 1801, Blessed John Henry Newman was ordained an Anglican priest in 1825. He was deeply involved in the development of the Oxford Movement, a movement of influential Anglicans interested in returning to many of the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Newman’s spiritual and intellectual odyssey led him ever closer to Rome and finally in 1845 he was formally received into the Catholic Church.
Upcoming 2013 Walks and Talks led by Joanna Bogle (flyer)
TUESDAY 16 April 2013
Meet 6.30pm outside the Church of SS Anselm and Cecilia,
Holborn. We will walk in the footsteps of martyrs, and also see where Bishop
Richard Challoner used to meet Catholics to give them religious instruction in secret.
MONDAY 13 May 2013
Meet 6.30pm (after the 5.30pm Mass) on the steps of Westminster
Cathedral for a History Walk around Westminster, St James Park, and Whitehall.
TUESDAY 18 June 2013
All day, at St Patrick's Church, Soho Square. DAY OF FAITH
organised by the Faith Movement. Speakers include Bishop Philip Egan of
Portsmouth and author George Weigel. Cost £20, includes buffet lunch and supper.
Cheques to Faith/Keyway at St Peter’s Church, Bishop's Rise, Hatfield AL10 9HN.
SUNDAY 23 June 2013
THE MARTYRS' WALK. Meet 1.30pm St Sepulchre's Churchyard,
Old Bailey (nearest tube: St Paul's). We will walk to Tyburn following the route of the
English Martyrs. Finishes with Benediction at Tyburn.
TUESDAY 2 July 2013
3pm Meet on the step of Westminster Cathedral for a tour of the
TUESDAY 16 July 2013
3pm Meet at the door of St George's Cathedral, Southwark, for a
tour of the Cathedral.
THURSDAY 8 - SUNDAY 11 August 2013
the JOHN PAUL WALK TO
WALSINGHAM. Starts with Mass at Bury St Edmunds, then a four-day walk to
Walsingham through glorious countryside, sleeping overnight in church halls. Details
from the Dominican Sisters: 01590 681 874 (phone between 8am and 12 noon).
The Catholic History Walks will be led by Joanna Bogle. Wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing - we'll be walking whatever the weather.
It’s a great Tradition – one that brings people together, honours the heroes of long ago, and brings a spirit of prayer to the streets of London. The Martyrs’ Walk continues the tradition of walking along the route from Newgate Prison to Tyburn, the route taken by Catholic martyrs who were dragged this way to execution at Tyburn Gallows in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Read article by Joanna Bogle from the 2012 Martyrs' Walk