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Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage - Supporting the Sudan Crisis Appeal

Start date

12 July 2024

End date

14 July 2024


Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5UH

Over the weekend of 12-14 July CAFOD is running a residential pilgrimage for young adults aged 18-40 in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

What will we be doing?

Arriving on the Friday evening, having time for fellowship and engaging in worship, we will then set off on pilgrimage on the Saturday morning, taking the scenic 13.5-mile route from the picturesque village of Olney to Bedford via Turvey monastery.

In the evening, we will head back for dinner, reflection and time to socialise together. On the Sunday we will be having a CAFOD workshop, helping you to explore and engage with CAFOD's heart, mission and values. This will be followed by Sunday mass and lunch.

The cost for joining the pilgrimage is £100 per person. This includes your meals, accommodation and coach travel to and from the pilgrimage.

Pilgrimage information

The route will start at Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence in Olney with morning mass and then head to The Church of the Holy Child in Bedford, going via the Church of St Peter & St Paul (Olney) and the monastery in Turvey.

Download a map of the route

Stage 1: Coach to Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence and arrive in time for 10am mass

Stage 2: Leave Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence and walk to St Peter & St Paul, Olney (0.6 miles)

Stage 3: Leave St Peter & St Paul and walk to Turvey Monastery – Lunch in the grounds of Turvey Monastery (4.0 miles)

Stage 4: Leave Turvey Monastery and walk to Stevington Village (3.5 miles)

Stage 5: Set off for the Church of the Holy Child, Bedford (5 miles)

Approx 5.15pm: Arrive at the Church of the Holy Child, Bedford

Please note that if you need to exit the pilgrimage walk at any point there will be the option to be picked up and taken to the end point or returned to the Frontier Centre.

The cost of the residential is a heavily subsidised £100 per person. This includes your meals, accommodation and coach travel to and from the pilgrimage.

In addition, all participants will be asked to help us fundraise towards our Sudan Crisis Appeal.

Pilgrimage Information

Supporting the Sudan Crisis Appeal

A year on, the conflict in Sudan has forced millions of people to flee their homes and they are now facing yet another crisis – hunger.

At least 25 million Sudanese need immediate, emergency help. Families are already going hungry and famine is looming. This crisis threatens to become the worst in living memory.

Telley Sadia, CAFOD's Country Representative for Sudan

Our local partners are already responding but need our urgent support to increase their emergency response. They are supporting both families who have fled violence within Sudan and also refugees from neighbouring countries living in Sudanese host communities.


The funds you raise can help to provide emergency food packages and cash payments to families which allow them to buy their own food at market as well as other essentials like medicine.


Water is also a problem - water pipelines have been damaged, meaning that families are having to fetch water from unsafe locations. With the funds you raise, we can work to repair damage to pipelines and build new ones so that clean water can reach the communities who need it.

The difference your donations can make

  • £5 can provide clean water to a family

  • £22 can provide essential medicine and hygiene kits

  • £40 can provide emergency shelter for a refugee family

  • £50 can provide emergency food packages

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Support our Sudan Crisis Appeal

Join The Young Adults Pilgrimage today and come together in prayer to raise vital funds for our sisters and brothers fighting to overcome poverty.

I know the plans I have for you says the Lord to give you a future and a hope

Jeremiah 29:11