ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATIIOLIC RAMBLERS CLUB


(Under the Patronage of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster)

 

Vice-President Hon.          Treasurer Hon.           Secretary


Fred McAndrew                 Bridie Barry                Veronique Dochain

COMMITTEE 1988/1989


Ramble List Compiler: Philip Evans,


Social Events Paul Brunning,


Other Duties :


- Maureen Cahalane,


- Maureen Furlong,


- John Delargy,


- Peter Lobo, 84 Hebdon Road, London SW17


* NEW MEMBERS
We welcome Catherine Martin, Chris Priestley, Eugene Donnelly, John
Fisher, Martin Valentine and Mary Bowden and wish them many happy
days rambling.
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* CONGRATULATIONS to OllvIa Curt Is and John Delargy on their
Engagement.


* PUB STOPS Would members please co-operate in limiting pub stops to
a maximum of 1 hour wherever possible.


NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS
Would all those who have completed THREE WALKS please send their
£3.00 subscription to Bridie as soon as possible.


* CHRISTMAS PARTY AND CHRISTMAS RAMBLE 1989


Would members with bright ideas about venues and activities for these events please contact Bridie as soon as possible.


* DIAMOND JUBILEE No response to Bridie's request for suggestions
published in the February list.
Please contact Bridie. Any ideas more than welcome.


* OBEROMERGAU1990


Are there any members interested in going to see the Oberarnmergau
Passion Play next year around the last week in June ?
This is part of a trip whIch lasts for a week and cost about £460 (plus insurance). The tour also takes in Brussels, Cologne, Heidelberg, Baden Baden, the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley. A deposit of £80 is required when booking.If interested, please, contact :-
Anne Walsh

Please note that I have an answering machine which is always switched on, even when I am home, so you have to speak and identify yourself or you will not get an answer. If I am out, leave your name, number and say what the call is about and I'll get back to you.
Please, do not send any money at the moment.


CATOLIC YOUTH HOSTELLERS - Anyone interested in the activities of this
Club which is run by a former St. Francis member should contact (please
enclose SAE): Michael J. Riley, 85 Spur Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6
OQP.


SOCIAL EVENTS


• SATURDAY 2th JUNE 1989 MEXICAN MEAL at Tony Finnegan's
residence. Cost £2.00 + bring a bottle. Numbers may be limited so
please ring 767 5293 by 21st JUNE at the latest if you would like to
come. Address: 30 Avarn Road, Tooting, London SW17 - opposite St.
Boniface's Church - 600 yards from Tooting Broadway Tube station.
From 4 p.m. onwards. Buses 44, 57, 88, 133, 220.


• FRIDAY 30th JUNE 1989 - CURRY FLAVOUR EVENING OUT. Come along for an oriental meal at the YORKSHIRE GREY PUB opposite GRAYS INN (Junction of Theobalds Road and Grays Inn Road). Meet Maurice
Hickman at CHANCERY LANE TUBE STATION at 7.00 to 7.15 p.m. or at the
pub itself. Pat Chapman of the Curry Club will be doing the cooking. Cost of meal : approximately £6.00.


• SUNDAY16th JULY and SUNDAY 23rd JULy 1989
One of our members, MAXINE O'REILLY will be appearing in a one-woman
show based on MARGARE THATCHER and other characters on 16th and
23rd JULy 1989 at the' ROSE AND CROWN, Church Street, Stoke
Newington, London N16. Tickets £2.50 (phone 254 7497)

 

 

* SATURDAY30th. SEPTEMBER at 8 pm. PARISH BARN DANCE with band
plus cheese and wine. Cost : £5. In HOLY APOSTLES HALL, PIMLICO. Please contact C Murphy for details.


* SATURDAY18th NOVEMBER 1989 - "LES HISERABLES" at the Palace
Theatre, London W.1, at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £10.50. Please send cheque for that amount with an SAE to Paul Brunning by 12th June 1989 please.


PILGRIMAGES
* ST. RICHARD'S PILGRIMAGE - Saturday 12th AUGUST to Saturday 26th
AUGUST1989 from Droitwich to Chichester (see annexure).


*  YOUNGADULTS PILGRIMAGETO LOURDES-Saturday 14th OCTOBER to Saturday 21st OCTOBER1989. If you are between 18 and 30, you may find this interesting. Full board + travel + insurance: £148.00. A deposit of £15.00 should be paid by 1st July to ensure a place.
Phone Fr. Pat Brown (831~4717) or Fr. Feltzman (834 0290).

RAMBLE LIST


Sunday 4th June 1989                                         Leader Diana Fox
Meet: Paddington at 9.25 for 9.40 train to TWYFORD (arr. 10.37) to
connect with 10.41 train to HENLEY - ON - THAMES (arr. 10.54)
Lunch : Stag & Huntsman - Hambledon - excellent pub food (picnic site
nearby)
Tea: Stonor - Cream tea
Distance: 13 miles - returning from HENLEY-ON-THAMES
Fare: £5.70 C.D.R. HmEY-ON-THAMES
                                                                             Duty : Maureen Cahalane


Sunday 11th June 1989                                       Leader Maurice Hickman
Meet Charlng Cross at 9.45 for 10.00 train to WADHURST (arr. 11.08)
Lunch : Duke of York - Tilehurst
Tea : Bewl Bridge Reservoir
Distance: 17 miles - returning from WADHURST
Fare: £6.40 C.D.R. WADHURST
                                                                             Duty: Peter Lobo


Sunday 18th June 1989                                       Leader Tom Lally


Meet: Baker Street at 10.35 for 10.50 train to WENDOVER
Lunch Rising Sun
Tea: non-existent
Distance: 12 miles - returning from GREAT MISSENDEN
Fare: £5.10 C.D.R. WENDOVER
                                                                             Duty Philip Evans


Sunday 25th June 1989                                       Leader Philip Evans
Meet: Euston at 10.50 for 11.05 train to KINGS LANGLEY (arr. 11.31)
Lunch: Windmill - Chipperfield Common
Tea : not available
Distance: 10 miles - returning from HEMEL HEMSPTEAD
Fare: £4.10 C.D.R. H/EMEL HEMPSTEAD
                                                                             Duty : Maureen Furlong


Sunday 2nd July 1989                                                 Leader : Mary Hickman
Meet: Victoria at 10.40 for 11.02 train to REDHILL (arr. 11.35)
Lunch: William IV - Bletchingley
Tea : Redhill
Distance: 12 miles - returning from REDHILL
Fare: £3.50 C.D:R. REDHILL.
                                                                             Duty : Maureen Cahalane


Sunday 9th July 1989                                           Leader : Philip Evans
Meet: Waterloo at 9.40 for 9.55 train to ROWLANDS CASTLE (arr. 11.22)
Lunch : Red Lion - Chalton
Tea: pardon?
Distance: 14 miles - returning from ROWLANDS CASTLE
Fare: £10.00 C.D.R. ROWLANDS CASTLE
                                                                               Duty : Peter Lobo


Sunday 16th July 1989                                           Leader : Bridie Barry
Meet: Baker Street at 10.05 for 10.20 train to AMERSHAM (arr. 11.00)
Lunch : Penn Street
Tea : Amersham - if possible
Distance : 10 miles - returning from AMERSHAM
Fare : £3.20 special price ONE-DAY TRAVELCARD
                                                                                Duty Philip Evans


Sunday 23rd July 1989                                            Leader : Paul Brunning
Meet : Charlng Cross at 10.15 for 10.30 train to TONBRIOOE (arr. 11.11)
Lunch: Leigh
Tea : Tonbridge
Distance: 10 miles - returning from TONBHIDGE
Fare : £4.80 C.D.H. TONllUDGE
                                                                                 Duty : Bridie Barry


Sunday 30th July 1989                                            Leader : Hon Scott
Meet: Euston at 9.45 for 10.05 train to TRING (arr. 10.48)
Lunch : Ivinghoe
Tea: N.A.
Distance: 11 miles - returning from TRING
Fare: £5.10 C.D.H. THING
                                                                                 Duty : Philip Evans


Sunday 6th August 1989                                         Leader : Dorothy Hickman
Meet: Victoria at 10._0 for 11.02 train to REDHILL (arr. 11.35)
Lunch : Lower Kingswood
Tea : Redhill
Distance: 13 miles - returning from REDHILL
Fare : £3.50 C.D.H. REDHILL
                                                                                  Duty John Delargy

Sunday 13th August 1989                                         Leader Peter MacDonald
Meet : Victoria at 8.45 for 9.02 train to BOGNOR REGIS (arr. 10.45)
(short bus journey to PAGHAM No. 245 to arrive at PAGHAM at 11.17
approximately) (Swim in the afternoon)
Lunch : Sidlesham
Tea : Bognor Regis
Distance : 8 miles - returnIng from BOGNOR REGIS
Fare: £10.20 C.D.R. BOGNOR RmIS
                                                                                   Duty Bridie Barry


Sunday 20th August 1989                                      Leader Maureen Cahalane
Meet: Waterloo at 10.20 for 10.35 train to RICHMOND (arr. 10.50)
Lunch: Boaters Inn - Canford Gardens, Kingston
Tea : Hampton Court
Distance : 8 miles - returning from HAMPTON COURT
Fare : £2.30 TRAVELCARD
                                                                                Duty Paul BrunnIng
MONDAY 28th August 1989 - AUGUST BANK HOLI DAY
                                                                                 Leader : Philip Evans
Meet : King's Cross at 10.05 for 10.20 train to WELWYN GARDEN CITY (arr.
10.47)
Lunch : Arnwell
Tea: Welwyn Garden City - if possible
Distance: 16 miles - returning from WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Fare: £4.30 C.D.R. WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Duty : she/he who comes

RECENT CLUB EVENTS
Maureen Furlong writes :
*Easter Weekend, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight: 24th to 27th March 1989 Fourteen members took part. Some stayed in the Youth Hostel and a few made other arrangements but we all met for the Easter services and the walks.


This was a very happy weekend with the added bonus of being able to visit John and Sheila White and everyone was delighted to see Meg and Mary Walsh so comfortably settled in their new homes in Freshwater.


A big 'Thank you' to Maurice for organising the weekend and for leading the very pleasant rambles.


Special thanks also to Sheila and John; Meg and Mary for their warm welcome and hospitality - as someone remarked : "Isn't it good to have friends on the Islandl" "And so say all of us ••••••••••


*Y.H.A. WEEKEND - Arundel 28th April - 1st May 1989
The Spring Bank Holiday spent in West Sussex was another very enjoyable weekend. We walked part of the South Downs Way, and during the Sunday ramble, made a worthwile visit to the Roman Villa at Bignor.


Thanks again, Maurice


*PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND April 1989
Having seen Mary Sheahan's notice of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land to take place in April, five club members took part in what proved to be a delightful and memorable week visiting Tiberius and Jerusalem. It was a wonderful experience.

 

 

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton 1989 Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage

 

      Saturday 12th August to Saturday 26th August 1989.

 

 St Richard was born in Droitwitch in 1197. He studied in Oxford, Paris and Bologna. He bacame Chancellor of Oxford University, was ordained in France and elected Bishop Of Chichester in 1244. He had to live as a wandering bishop fof 2 years before the King allowed him to take possession of his episcopal properties. He worked hard for reform and stamped out abuses. He was strict with the clergy and generous to the poor. He loved a simple life and the company of humble people. He was taken ill on a preaching journey and died in Dover in  1253. Pope Urban VI declared him a saint in 12 62. Our pilgrimage will follow footpaths and tracks from Droitwich through the Vale of Evesham and Cotswold Hills to Oxford, and then on via the Thames Valley andand /hampshire downs to Chichester

 

 

Sat 12th     Coach to Droitwich

                0 Droitwich

                 ¦

Sun 13th  ¦ 

                 0 Alcester   

Mon 14th  ¦

                 0 Shipston - on - Stour               

Tue15th     ¦

                0 Chipping Norton

                 ¦

Wed 16th  ¦ 

                 0  

Thu 17th  ¦

                 0 Oxford    

Fri 18th    

                0 East Hendreth

                 ¦

Sat 19th   ¦ 

                 0 Thatcham   

Sun 20th  ¦

                 0 Overton

Mon 21st  ¦     

Tue 22nd  0 Ropley (Rest Day)

                  ¦

Wed 23rd  0

                  ¦ Horndean

Thu 24th    ¦              

                  0 Chichester

Fri 25th         Celebration Day

Sat 26th        Journey Home

          

            

We will sleep overnight on the floors of halls, and walk an average of 18 miles per day. The pilgrimage will be a difficult journey undertaken as an act of prayer. It is not a sponsored walk. Those taking part should be physically fit and spiritually prepared to enterninto the pilgrimage spirat of community and prayer. This pilgrimage is organised on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, but it is an ecumenical venture and Christians of all denominations are welcome. Coaches will be provided from Surrey, Sussex and London to Droitwich, but pilgrimd will make their own ways home from Chichester. The cost of the shole pilgrimage including food, accomomation, transport to Droitwich and transport for your luggage will be £90. For those joining us for shorter distances the cost will be £10 for the coach and £6 per night. All those requiring overnight accommodation must book and pay in advance. , You should book as soon as possible with a £10 deposit: Bookings will close when all places are taken, or in any case on 12th July. Those who would like to join in any day's walk are welcome to do so without prior arrangement:just come along wearing strong footwear. For further informationplease contact Fr Bill Haynes (since deceased and contact address for later pilgrimages changed).

 

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APPLICATION FORM.
Please return this applicationform as soon as possible to: Thet Pilgrimage Secretary, St Mary's Presbytery, Rydes Hill, Aldershot Road, Guildford,
GU2 6BP. Chequshould be made payable to "Dfocese of Arundel and Brighton, Ecumenical
Walking Pilgrimages."



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(place) (date)
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Please reserve a place on the coach to Droltwlch (please tick)
I enclose £10 deposit for the pilgimage.
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