Croxteth and Walton Pastoral Area Walk Around the World

Congratulations to members of Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Swithin, Holy Name and Our Lady of St Philomena, and St Teresa’s who braved the heat to Share the Journey around Croxteth Park! It was fantastic to see churches within the pastoral area of Croxteth and Walton to come together and organise such a successful first event working together.

8 participants walked over 40 miles… a fantastic contribution to our CAFOD totaliser!

7 altar servers from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs also got involved with the campaign, each walking 100 steps around the church garden and car park before mass, with other members of the parish completing individual walks to add to the total mileage. Every step that’s a step of solidarity is a welcome addition to our campaign aim of walking around the world!

CAFOD Volunteer, Barry Kirby, said “The day itself was fine weather wise, hot maybe, but much of the walk was in the shade. Regular stops and prayers did help and everyone completed the nearly 5 mile walk.”

CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator, Colette Byrne, said “It’s so wonderful to see CAFOD Parish Volunteers working with their neighbouring parishes, joining forces to show solidarity with refugees.  It really gave the volunteers a boost to see other CAFOD representatives and it was a great opportunity for the Pastoral Area to come together.  Let’s hope there will be more opportunities like this in the future!”