I am looking forward to leading what I hope will be a moving day’s walking pilgrimage around the sites of Christian martyrdom in Central London on 30th June.
The idea for this walk came from a clergy day with my two previous colleagues, Peter and Phillip, as we took a day in Lent for prayer and reflection together. Starting in a very unprepossessing corner of south-east London, we will make our way to Tower Hill, and from there into the heart of the city, taking in Smithfield, Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell and ending up (via the Tube) at Tyburn, today known as Marble Arch.
The sites of martyrdom are almost entirely associated with the Reformation, so it makes it particularly poignant to walk this route with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters from Sacred Heart Church, listening to the stories of faithful Christians, Catholic and Protestant, who bore witness to their faith in Christ to the point of the shedding of blood.
Our walk will end at Tyburn Convent where a community of Sisters pray constantly. I hope many of you would like to join me on this special walk.
How Far Will We Walk? About six miles
Can we Use Public Transport? Yes. We will try and provide options if you can’t walk all the way.
Will we Need to Bring Anything? You may wish to bring a packed lunch but we will stop for breaks near places where food and drink can be bought?
What are the Timings? We will meet in Battersea Square at 9.30am and our walk will begin on the Old Kent Road at 10.30am. We will return to Battersea from Marble Arch around 4pm
How Can I join in? Sign Up in Church or email [email protected]