Hello Ramblers


I am sure you have all had a successful summer rambling. It is good to see so many new members
joining the club. During the coming months the evenings will be getting shorter, so do remember to bring a torch with you. 


Monthly Dinners: Saturday 2 September, 7 October,(A.G.M.) 4 November (after mass for
deceased members). Meet outside Westminster Cathedral after 6pm. Mass for the September meal.
Both the October and November meals will take place after the A.G.M. and the Mass for the deceased
members at a venue close to Holy Apostles Church in Pimlico. If you are wishing to attend the Oct. Nov. meals please let me know as I have to book tables.

Day Of Recollection: The dav of recollection was held at "the Grail" on 11 June and was attended by 19 members. We had two speakers, Jessica Hewitt and our President Fr. Davi Barnes. The day commenced at 10am. with Jessica speaking about
growth and growing in the religious sense. This topic encouraged the group to discuss and examine various aspects of religion. A nice meal was enjoyed by the members from 1-2pm. Jessica spoke from 2-3pm. Fr. David joined the group at 3pm. He gave a brief history about himself, then gave an interesting talk on religion and the role of the church in building the individual and the world. He encouraged group
participation and discussion to which he received a great response. The day ended with Holy Mass
celebrated by Fr. David. This is the first occasion for some years the club has had the President present at
the Day of Recollection. It was an honour to have him with us on this annual retreat day.

Welcome to new members:
Julia Lee - Delisle, Morden, Lyn and Tony Woolham, London, WC1, Joe Coyle, London, SW4, Claire Peguy, London NW1, Richard Delamare, North Cheam, SM3, Margaret Curtain, Harrow, Middlesex, HAI, David Gallo, London, W2. 

New Members are advised to meet up with ramblers near the ticket office at the named station. Look out. for people with boots and
rucksacks. There may be other rambling groups at the station. so you do need to make sure you
join the right group. We are very approachable.



History of the  Club ProjectOur
thanks to all who contributed material towards the history of the club. We now need to raise funds for the publication of the book. Tickets are now on sale for a monster raffle which will be drawn at the Christmas party on January 20th. The prizes will be £100, £50, £25, and consolation prizes. We are depending on every member of the club to sell as many tickets as possible in order to make the raffle a big success. Any other contributions or suggestions for fund raising will be most welcome.


Obituary: News has reached us of the recent death of Patricia 0 Brien R.I.P. Patricia along with her sisters Ursula and Theresa were members of the club in the 1950s.


Club Publicity: Is the club publicity leaflet displayedin your parish Church? If not please let one of the
membership secretaries know and they will send you one.

Holiday Advance Notice: Selworthy Holiday: Saturday August 24 - Saturday August 31 1996.
Club members who were members in the 60s are holding a reunion holiday at the Selworthy Holiday Fellowship Guesthouse. They are hoping some of today's active members will join them. Selworthy is on the edge of Exmore in Somerset. Good walking country. There will be three grades of walks each day and square dances, games etc. in the evenings. The guesthouse has a swimming pool. Cost is about £275 Full Board. Details from John and Esther Harris. 

Saturday events: It is good to see so many members organising Saturday rambles. Full details of these are in the ramble list.

The next programme will be going out in November so if you have anything to put in please send It In by mid. October.

Subscriptions: Subscriptions will be due on 4 October for 1995-1996. The new subscrlption is £4 a year or £40 for life if you have 10 years of paid up membership already. Cheques payable to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers club should be
sent to Kevin Doyle  or cash
can be given to any committee member. Kevin will be issuing new membership cards and these will serve as a receipt for your subscription. They will also get you a discount at many shops supplying walking equipment.

The club's constitution says that membership of those who have not renewed their subscription by 31
December will be deemed to have lapsed. Please be prompt in paying your subscriptions so that it is not necessary to invoke this rule. The club does not wish to loose any members but we have to be fair
to the paid up members.

Annual General Meeting: The A.G.M. will be held on Saturday 7th. of October at 3pm in the back room of the Holy Apostles Church Hall. Nominations for a new committee may be made on the form enclosed
with your programme. Nominations to reach Paul Brunning by the 24th. of September. Committee members who have served two consecutive years can not be nominated before the A.G.M. and then only if insufficient candidates are standing. The committee is made up of four ladies and four gentlemen.





Lord make me an
instrument of thy
peace ..
Where there is hatred ...
let me sow love;
Where there is injury ...
Where there is doubt ...
Where there is despair ..
Where there is darkness.
Where there is sadness ..

Picture reproduced by kind permission of The Universe




O Divine Master,

grant that I may not
so much seek to be
consoled ...
as to console
To be understood ...
as to understand
To be loved ...
as to love
I t i s
giving ...that
It is in
pardoning ...that we
are pardoned
It is in
dying ...t.hat; .we' are
born to eternal life.


President: Fr David Barnes, Parish Priest; St Mary

Vice President: Paul Brunning            Secretary. Helen Hunt 

Ramble List Compiler:                       Map Reading Learning, Assistant                                                                 Rambe List Compiler.                   

Meurice Hickmsn,                                 Terry Dobson, 

Membership Secretaries:

Peter Macdooald,                                 Frances Kershsw, 

Social Events Compiler.                    Other Duties
Caroline Nolan,                                    Catherine Scott





                  Saturday 2 September 1995 - ramble - see Saturday walk list
Sunday 3 September 1995
(OS Map 198) Leader: Philip Groves
Meet: Victoria* at 8 30 for 8 47 train to Lewes (Arrives: 9 58)
Lunch: Bull, Ditchling. Pub serves food.
Tea: You 11 be jolly lucky
Distance: 22 hilly miles returning from Lewes
Fare: £11.90 CDR LEWES

                  Saturday 9 September 1995-
pub ramble - see Saturday walk                                                                                                                   list 
Sunday 10 September 1995 (OS Map 197)          Leader: Maurice Hickrnan
Meet: Victoria" at 8 40 for 9 02 train to Arundel (Arrives: 1031)
Lunch: The Bridge Inn, near Amberley Station
Tea: Arundel, if possible
Distance: 12 miles returning from Arundel
From Arundel Station we turn left at main road (A27), keep ahead at roundabout to town centre and up to cathedral (I mile) for 11 am mass. If not attending this Mass catch 1002 train and meet us outside cathedral at 12 noon. For after pub walk (7 1/2miles), catch the 12 02 train and meet us at the pub! Just alight at Amberley (station before Arundel).

Sunday 17 September 1995
(OS Map 168)             Leader: Frank Bigg
Meet: Liverpool St at 10 10 for 10 30 train to Colchester to connect with 12 07 train to Manningtree (Arrives: 12 16). A very easy ramble in Constable country. Bring a brush.
Lunch: The Swan or Black Horse, Stratford St Mary
Tea: Flatford Mill
Distance: 9 miles returning from Manningtree by the 17 18 train.

                  Saturday 23 September 1995
- Stour Valley Walk - see                                                                                      Saturday walk list
Sunday 24 September 1995
(OS Map 167)              Leader: Paul Connolly
Meet: Liverpool St at 9 40 for 1000 train to Ingatestone (Arrives 10 32)
Lunch: The Thatcher s Arms, Radley Green (pub serves food)
Tea: Chelmsford
Distance: 14 miles returning from Chelmsford
Fare: f6.90 CDR CHELMSFORD. Paul will meet group at lngatcstone. 

                  Saturday 30 September 1995 -
Aller au pied en France - see                                                                            Saturday walk list


Sunday 1 October 1995 (OS Map 186)                  Leader: Dorothy Hickman
Meet Waterloo* at 9 40 for 9 55 train to Guildford (Arrives 10 34)
Lunch: The Villagers, Blackheath
Tea: Newlands Corner
Distance: 13 miles returning from Gui Idford
Fare: £7 CDR GUILDFORD. Dorothy will meet party at Guildford.

Sunday 8 October 1995
(OS Map 1861187)           Leader: Richard Chill Meet: Waterloo* at 940 for 1002 train to Woking (Arr 1045) to connect with 10 51 train to Guildford (Arrives 11 02)
Lunch: Percy Arms, Chilworth
Tea: Newlands Corner
Distance: 12 miles returning from Gomshall
Fare: £7 CDR GOMSHALL (£4.60 with Network Card)

                  Saturday 14 October 1995 -
ramble plus meal -see Saturday                                                                                                            walk list
Sunday 15 October 1995
(OS Map 166)                Leader: Michael Donnelly
Meet Liverpool St at 9 50 for 10 09 train to Broxbourne (Cambridge train) to connect with 1040 train to Ware (Arrives 1049).
Lunch: Duke of Wellington, Barwick (serves food)
Tea: Possibly the Priory, Ware (if open)
Distance: 10 miles returning from Ware
Fare: £5.50 CDR WARE

Sunday 22 October 1995
(OS Map 164)                Leader: Meg Woolmer
Meet: Paddington at 9 10 for 9 25 train to Didcot (Arrives 1016)
Lunch: Fleur de Lys, Dorchester on Thames
Tea: Possibly
Distance: 12 miles returning from Didcot
Fare:  £11.20 CDR DIDCOT

Sunday 29 October 1995 (OS Map 179)                Leader: Paul Brunning
Meet: Charing Cross at 9 15 for 9 30 train to Chilham (Arrives 11 09)
Lunch: Chartham village (pub 1I3rd mile south of station)
Tea: Canterbury
Distance: 8 1/2 miles returning from Canterbury
Fare: £7.40 CDR CANTERBURY with Network Card
For more information ring Paul. 

Sunday 5 November 1995 (OS Map 186)              Leader: Maurice Hickman
Meet: Waterloo* at 9 ·30 for 9 50 train to Guildford (Arrives 10 26)
Lunch: Percy Arms, Chilworth
Tea: Guildford
Distance: 4 miies reiurning from Chiiworth or 10 miies returning from Guildford.
Morning walk includes a visit to the Chilworth Powder Mills.

Sunday 12 November 1995 (OS Map 164)           Leader: Francis O'Sullivan
Meet: Entrance to Victoria Coach Station at 9 00 for 9 30 coach to Oxford Thornhill Park and Ride Car Park (Arrives 10 30)
Lunch: Star, Stanton St John
Tea: New Inn Farm, near Beckley (farm shop - drinks available)
Distance: 12 miles returning from Oxford
Fare: £6.50 (party ticket E6)

Sunday 19 November 1995 (OS Map 187)           Leader: Terry Dobson
Meet: Victoria* at 9 05 for 9 19 train to Boxhill (Arrives 10 24)
Lunch: Ranmore Arms (TQ112501)
Tee: Off course not!
Distance: 10 miles returning from Boxhill

Sunday 26 November 1995 (Map 165)                 Leader: Philip Evans
Meet: Marylebone Station at 10 15 for 10 30 train to Princes Risborough (Arr. 11 25).
Lunch: Red Lion, Whiteleaf. Pub serves food.
Tea: Not very likely.
Distance: 12 miles. Returning from Princes Risborough.
Fare: £7.90 CDR Princes Risborough.


Saturday 19 August 1995 - Walk with Arundel & Brighton Walking Pilgrims.
Meet: Victoria at 7 10 (yes ten past seven am) for 7 24 train to Oxted but buy CDR East Grinstead (Arr. Oxted 08 00).. Catch 08 29 bus No 410 from Station Road East to Westerham (Arr 08 40). Alight Kings Arms, turn left up London Rd to Westerham Village Hall (start of walk).
Return from East Grinstead 6 - 7 PM.
For up to date information on this and other parts of the A&B Martyrs Pilgrimage ring Maurice Hickman before 12 August.

Saturday 26 August 1995 - visit to Loseley Hall    Leader: Dorothy Hickman
PLEASE NOTE The Guildford train has been re-timed and leaves Waterloo at 1120 and not 1051 as stated in the previous list. Train arrives in Guildford at ) 11 53. Leader arrives from Redhill at 1142. We will return to Guildford at around 6 pm for a quick drink if required.

Saturday 2 September 1995                                 Leader: Richard Chill
Meet: Richmond Station at 12 noon for 12 15 start.
Lunch: White Swan pub (not far from Richmond Station)
Tea: Kew underground station
Distance: 5 miles returning from Kew
Fare: f3.80 CDR (Travel Card)
This walk will be around modern and historical Richmond and Kew and will last approx 2 1/2hours with commentary.

Saturday 9 September 1995 (OS Map 187)          Leader: Maurice Hickman
Meet Victoria* at 1115 for 1132 train to Redhill (Arrives 1200)
Lunch: Home Cottage, Redhill (near Redhill Station)
Tea: Reigate
Distance: 6 miles returning from Reigate or Redhill. If staying for the fireworks expect to leave about 9 30 pm.
Fare: £4.70 CDR REDHILL (£3.15 with Network Card)
Latecomers catch 1202, 1232 or 1243 train and join us at the pub. (Left out of station and 100 yds up the hill)

Saturday 23 September 1995 (OS 189) Leaders: Helen Hunt & David                                                                                                                 Fisher
Meet Charing Cross at 9-15 fo 9 30 train to Ashford (via Tonbridge) - Arrives 11 13.
Lunch: The Tickle Trout, Wye
Tea: Ashford
Distance: 13 miles returning from Ashford
Fare: £12 CDR Ashford, Kent (£7.90 with Network Card)

Saturday 30 September 1995 (Carte Topographique) Leader: Philip Groves
Pick up at Southgate (Sarah), Morden or Lewisham (Tom or Colin) at 7 15 am. Catch 09 30 Shuttle from Folkestone.
Lunch: Larelais Ardres. Food from 63 francs.
Evening meal/shopping at Calais.
Distance 12 miles. Return Shuttle 9 30 French time, Arr. London 11 15 pm.
Fare: £15 - please send cheque payable to Philip Groves as soon as
possible. Contribution for petrol and insurance payable on the day. Further offer of cars welcome and further information from Philip Groves (away from 28 July to 18 August).

Saturday 14 October 1995 (OS Map 188)                 Leader: Hilary McNabb
Meet: Victoria at 10 30 for 10 48 train to Otford (Arrives 11 24)
Lunch: Bricklayers Arms, Chipstead Lake (TQ 499562)
Tea/ Meal: McNabb's Nest. 
Distance: 9 miles including 2 miles after tea to Sevenoaks.
There will be a meal at Hilary's house after the walk with a choice of non-Iridian or curry. Bring soft shoes or holeless socks.

* For all stations marked with an asterisk, the train calls at Clapham
Junction 5 - 7 minutes later.



To be returned by 24 September 1995 to: Paul

I wish to nominate for the position of
Secretary/Treasurer/Committee Member for the Club year 1995 - 96.

Signature of proposer ..........................................................
Signature of seconder........................................................ .
Signature of person nominated .........................................


..............................Cut aIong this Iine........................................................................................... .






Stop Press: Poetry reading at

Joe O'Reilly's 

on Saturday 21 October 1995

Joe O'Reilly is holding a poetry reading at his  home  at 7 29 pm sharp on Saturday 21  October 1996. Everybody  welcome. Please have something of  your own choice to read or Joe can provide if necessary.

Please ring Joe one week in advance if you are attending.



Madeleine and John Lawrence are celebrating their Silver Wedding on Tuesday 19 September 1995 with special Mass in St Boniface Church, Mitcham Road, Tooting Broadway (600 yards from Tooting Broadway Northern Line Station). Members of the club are cordially invited to attend In