Lent 2018 Events

Tues 20th March Christian CND Embassies Walk. Join us as we visit the London embassies of key states to discuss the progress of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.  Meet at 11am at Dick Sheppard Chapel, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London for a short service before the walk. We will have briefings and lunch in the cafe after 11.30am and the first embassy visits will be after 1pm. If you are planning on coming it’s a good idea to let us know 020 7700 4200, as some (but not all) embassies will require visitors’ names in advance.

Tues 20th March Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador. Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador is a new play by RISE Theatre in association with The Archbishop Romero Trust, looking at the life and legacy of a man who chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice. Suitable for 11yrs+ at  St Ignatius Church, Stamford Hill, London on Tuesday 20 March 2018 Doors Open at 7:00PM. Ticket Price: £5.00 – £7.00* Book now https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/NDkNOhSKDBHn

Thurs 22nd March Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador at Northampton Cathedral, Northampton.  Doors Open at 7:00PM.  Ticket Price: £5.00 – £10.00* See above for information. Book now  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/wSGAiHHNBYSx

Thurs 22nd March LGBT Catholics Westminster Building a Bridge Discussion & Reflection – the 2nd Building a Bridge gathering takes place in the Parish Hall, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH on Thursday, 22 March. Light snacks and refreshments will be available from 18.30, starting the session at 19.00, and finishing at 20.30. This week’s theme is Different Gifts, Pg. 89, in Building A Bridge, James Martin SJ. Copies of the book are available at £10.00 (reduced from 15.99). All are welcome!

Fri 23rd March Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill on Friday 23 March 2018. Doors Open at 7:00PM Ticket Price: £5.00 – £10.00*  See above for information. Book now: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/pElCQYFYWULA

Sat 24th March Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador at Parish Hall, St Benedicts, Ealing Abbey. See above for information. Doors open 7pm. Book now:  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/OKGBuFnMISiS

Sat 24th March Romero Feast Day Mass on the Anniversary of his assassination at 12.30pm, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark Main celebrant: Archbishop Peter Smith.

Tues 27th March CAFOD Masterclasses.  10am – 3pm. Develop your potential. CAFOD Masterclasses offer 3 free short courses to young adults aged 18-30 who want to develop their skills in print or digital communications, campaigning or fundraising. Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by leaders in their fields.  After a day of building your skills, you’ll be supported to put what you’ve learned into action in support of the world’s poorest people.  Sign up here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafod-masterclasses-tickets-42633800846?aff=eac2

Sunday 1st April Christian CND Easter Sunday Vigil, speakers, tying of dove shapes and messages of peace to the fences, and more at Aldermaston 12noon. Interfaith vigil at 1.30pm. CND 60th Anniversary event with speeches, music and memories at AWE Aldermaston, where CND held its first ever demonstration. CND 020 7700 2393.

Mon 2- Wed 11th April Justice and Peace Commission Pilgrimage to Europe

Fri 6th April Indigenous Wisdom of the Feminine ENVIRONMENTAL PEACEBUILDING,PEACE & CONFLICT at St Ethelburgha’s, 6.30 – 9 pm. Free.  Pat McCabe will speak about a concept that was given to her spiritually, named “Archetypal Woundings of Humanity,” which will explore the ways in which the so-called witch hunts in Europe affected humanity at large, and how they connect to indigenous peoples.  Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-feminine-and-the-seeds-of-the-future-tickets-29216765131

Wed 11/Thurs 12th April Christian CND  DSEI Arms Fair Trials. Come and support protesters on trial for blocking weapons deliveries to the DSEI arms fair. The trial begins at 10am each day. Stratford Magistrates Court, 389-397 High St, London E15 4SB. For more information contact Trident Ploughshares by phoning 0345 3488 363 or emailing tplegalsupportengland@tridentploughshares.org

Sun 15th April Find your purpose: Stories of overcoming adversity to live a life of meaning 3 – 6 pm at St Ethelburgha’s. Do you long to make a difference? What can we learn from those who have successfully overcome adversity and forged a life of purpose? Come and listen to three extraordinary young adults who have chosen different paths to put spiritual values into action.  With Saif Ali, James Adams, Kara Moses and others. Scroll down for info. For more information contact Justine Huxley on 0207 496 1611 or justine.huxley@stethelburgas.org

Sat 21st April West London J&P Network Spring meeting 10am -12pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Botwell Lane, Hayes UB3 2AB. (Coffee/tea from 9.45) Contact Maggie Beirne maggiebeirne@googlemail.com

Tues 24th April “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: BUILDING A DIRECT ACTION MOVEMENT” with Roger Hallam of Rising Up. TIME: 6.00pm PLACE: London Catholic Worker, 49 Mattison Road, Haringay, London N4 1BG. “Roger Hallam has been researching what makes for effective direct action movements, as well as practicing it himself. His focus is on climate change, and he is looking to engage with Christians. Roger Hallam is also currently involved with the “Stop Killing Londoners” campaign on air pollution.

Fri 27th April Christian CND From Trident to What? Defence, Jobs and Diversification. 7pm-9:30pm. Friends Meeting House, 56 St Helen’s St, Derby DE1 3HY. As part of Derby Peace Week, Derby CND hosts this debate on Trident and defence diversification. Speakers include Chris Williamson MP, Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper) and Dave Webb (CND Chair). For more information contact 07557 271015 or email viv.carnea@gmail.com

Sat 28th April Understanding CAFOD. 10 am – 3 pm. An exciting day filled with workshops for long standing and new CAFOD supporters: Speakers Juan Carlos Gazol from our Central America office and Sister Clara from Zambia. Discuss how we can live out the message of Pope Francis, campaign for justice, Share the Journey with refugees, discovering CAFOD and spread the messages in schools and parishes. A great opportunity to meet other CAFOD supporters, pray together and learn new things. We will be having a shared lunch at 1pm so please bring food to share.

After lunch, if you still have some time we are inviting you to join us for a Share the Journey walk, in the Imperial War Museum gardens, in solidarity with refugees. From 2pm to 3pm.

Contacts Marine Harrington – mharrington@cafod.org.uk Telephone 0208 466 9901

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