Ascot volunteers Viv, Patrick, Euan, John, Ashley, Dan, Joe, Jack on the Sunday soup run – thanks all!
Thank you to Thas and Molly @ Tesco’s in Gerrards Cross for their donations for the London Run!
Last Sundays Run manned by Khidma Slough and Our Lady of Peace, Burnham…….
Congratulations to the four Mikes who cycled from Canterbury to Rome raising money for The London and Slough Run – well done!
Volunteers from St Francis in Ascot manning the Slough Run on Sunday, while Dr Henna and volunteers from Renaissance brought sweets and cake to share with the homeless
Another of our fabulous volunteer groups manning The Slough Run on Sunday – thank you Khidma Slough!
One week in – follow their progress via our blog
Day 1: The four Mikes on their bikes had a grand send off from Canterbury Cathedral with Canon Christopher Irvine (Vice Dean of Canterbury Cathedral) and his entourage. You can follow their progress via our blog
A message from Fr Michael:
As some of you are aware, I have previously completed the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) and it gave me both great spiritual and personal satisfaction from undertaking the pilgrimage.
For some time now I have been considering what could possibly match the experience of the Camino and some 10 months ago now I had a number of “soft” conversations about the possibility of a Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome by bike following the old Pilgrims Route.
From these soft conversations a number of positive responses were received and a momentum developed, including a possible plan, with a group of riders who were prepared to undertake the Pilgrimage as well as people who could provide back-up support.
So, on Sunday, 5th June, Michael Burton, Michael Carney, Michael Claridge and myself Fr Michael Spain, otherwise known as the “Four Mikes on Bikes”, will set off from Canterbury to cycle the 1,200 miles to Rome following the old Pilgrims Route. This will include the 24 miles of the Col De St Bernard. We will be supported by Malcolm our van driver and co-ordinator as well as Michelle our physio. Our goal is to arrive in Rome sometime on Friday, 24th June.
We would very much appreciate your support with this challenge by keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. You can monitor our progress via our blog
, the special display in the side porch of St Joseph’s Church, Gerrards Cross or the Newsletter.
If you wish to support us financially we are raising money for
The LONDON and SLOUGH RUN Homeless Charity
You can donate online clicking the Just Giving button on our blog or by following the link below…..