Royle launches Pilgrims' Way Walk
Southwark Canon Emeritus and Radio 2 presenter, Roger Royle, turned medieval in
February to launch a sponsored walk along Kent's Pilgrims Way in aid of John
Grooms - the national Christian based disability charity of which he is Vice
Accompanied by Rochester town crier Peter Sadler, he pounded the
streets of Canterbury for a press call to publicise the walk which takes place
from 11-15 July. 'Pilgrims' will be challenged to walk the 45 miles between
Rochester and Canterbury Cathedrals. Each walker is asked to commit to a
minimum of £500 sponsorship.
Royle said: "What better way to take in the medieval heart of Kent and
experience the sights and sounds of the countryside. And to mark the European
Year of Disabled People by raising funds for people with disabilities."
involved in the Pilgrims' Way Challenge, please contact Paul Kwatia on 020 7452
Children's Society are walking it too!
going to be busy on the Pilgrim's Way this Summer - and all in good causes! The
John Groom walkers will be following in the footsteps of The Children's Society
who start their sponsored walk from Rochester Cathedral on Friday 27 June,
finishing at Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday 1 July.
more information on the Children's Society Walk telephone 0845 300
charities agree that there is nothing to stop you doing both walks - or how
about starting out (a few days earlier) from Southwark Cathedral?
Celebrating Peter Clark's 20 Battersea Years
On 23 February Christ Church Battersea celebrated Canon Peter Clark's
twenty years at Christ Church
Battersea. Visitors came from far and wide to
celebrate a very remarkable 20 years.
Thanks largely to Fr Peter, Christ Church is the second largest multi-ethnic
congregation in the Diocese, as well as one of the largest inner-city Catholic
congregations. The Ven David Gerrard, Archdeacon of Wandsworth said it was 'a
great honour to be invited to preach on this splendid occasion'
address he commented that Peter had been at Battersea for "three times as long
as the average stay. But clergy do stay a long time in Battersea. When one
comes to Battersea, there is nowhere better to go."
has made his substantial mark on the area. He has been an outstandingly good
Rural Dean of Battersea for 10 years. As chair of Christ Church School he has
restored it to its glory. Peter has served on many, many Diocesan bodies, and
spoken up fearlessly on many subjects."
clergy work for a few years in inner-city parishes and then depart for an
easier, quieter life in the suburbs. Peter has stayed, and stayed and
has been enormously to your benefit, and this is one of the very few really
full and thriving churches in the inner city. It has one of the largest
multi-ethnic congregations in the entire Diocese, and this is largely due to
the love and care and stability and hard work that Peter has shown over the
past 20 years."
thank God for his life and ministry in this place for the past 20 years and we
pray for his ministry here in the years to come", he concluded.