Keep up-to-date with Pax Christi and other peace-related events. If you are organising a Pax Christi event in your own area send us details and we will post them here.
London: Meet in Victoria Embankment Gardens Whitehall Section at 3.00pm for opening prayer. We then process into Horseguards Avenue for our witness of prayer and action.
Glasgow: Glasgow Catholic Worker. North Gate of Faslane at 3pm on 10 February for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance where we will pray and distribute ashes. All are welcome. There may be transport available from Glasgow, please get in touch for further information. email@example.com
Liverpool: Pax Christi group. Meet 11.45am at the steps of St Luke’s Church, Berry Street , known locally as the bombed out church, to process through the city centre and finish at the Law Courts/ Derby Square. There will be pauses for prayer and reflection and distribution of ashes. All welcome. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pax Christi and the Network of Christian Peace Organisations is supporting a major national demonstration called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to Stop Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system. We want to make sure that this will be the biggest protest against nuclear weapons in a generation, we need your help.
- Interfaith prayer at 11.00 am at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Hinde Street, London W1U 2QJ. We will then join the march under the banner ‘No Faith in Trident’... but do bring your own peace/Church/community banner!
- Once in Trafalgar Square we will gather on the steps of St Martin in the Fields . Speeches will start at around 2.00pm
- Download leaflet Lots more information here
Check transport to London – http://www.cnduk.org/component/k2/item/2312-stop-trident-demo-transport-to-london
Supporting organisations: Compass, Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Green Party of England & Wales, Greenpeace, International Peace Bureau, Medact, Muslim Association of Britain, Pax Christi, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Quakers, Stop the War, Veterans for Peace, War on Want, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: WILPF.
Join us to Fly Kites at RAF Waddington, Lincoln Saturday 19th March, 1-3pm
RAF Waddington is Britain’s drone centre from where armed drones were operated over Afghanistan and are currently flying over Iraq and Syria.( travel details below)
Make a kite.
Instruction can be downloaded here
Fly Kites Not Drones is a campaign which came from young people in Afghanistan who told us that the threat of armed drones were now making the beautiful blue skies a fearful sight for Afghan children. Drones work best on clear days where clouds do not obscure the cameras fitted on them, clear days are also considered perfect for kite flying.
*Travel : The no. 1 bus from Lincoln to Grantham leaves Lincoln bus station, which is opposite the train station at 05 and 35 past every hour. They arrive at the bus top near the base 20 minutes later. The base is after Bracebridge Heath and before the village of Waddington on a straight stretch of road, the A607. The base is off to the left down a short track. The buses return on the hour and half hour.
Pax Christi will be a joining with other Christian peace groups to protest against Trident and the up-grading of nuclear weapons at an all-day event at AWE Burghfield. The month of protests organised by Trident Ploughares
If you are unable to join us you can use the Prayer Service where you are.
Pax Christi will be leading a time of prayer/readings at 1.00pm. Everyone will meet at The Mearing gate of AWE. This can be very easily reached by bus from Reading, see below.
9am Peace Walk around the AWE site
10am Prayers with Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
11am Quaker Meeting for Worship
12am Lunch (bring and share)
1pm Prayers and readings with Pax Christi
2pm Worship with Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
3pm Litany of Resistance with Christian Peacemaker Teams
4pm Workshops: Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village (Wake Up) Making peace cranes (London Catholic Worker)
Getting to AWE Burghfield from Reading
Reading train and bus station are very close together for switching from bus to train or bus to bus. For train times & bookings see www.trainline.com
To Burghfield by bus from Reading: From Reading Railway Station walk to Blagrave Street bus stop and catch Reading Bus 2 or 2A -Journey time around 35 minutes .
Traveline: http://traveline.info/ a very useful site with printable directions, timetables and maps showing bus stops. Search under: South East including London or South West – plan a journey.
Use these search terms for exact bus timetables.
- a) Reading Town Centre Blagrave Street stop
- b) Burghfield The Mearings stop, or Amners Farm stop, or Burghfield St Mary’s church stop
Click on timetable and all stops for most up to date times.
Get off the bus at: Burghfield Amners Farm Road stop, The Mearings stop, OR Burghfield St Mary’s Church stop
We thought it important to have a peace & justice presence at the Women’s March on 21 January ( in support of similar in Washington and around the world). Join us, as an individual or group….. we have been in contact with WILPF, Women in Black, CND, Pax Christi members and others who all hope to join us.
Meet in the NE corner of Grosvenor Square junction of Duke Street & Brook Street... bring suitable banners/messages. We will be there with our large Pax Christi Feather Banner so hope you can find us! Meet at 11.45…. process from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square
More about the March here The message is: The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.
Public act of repentance for preparations for Nuclear war (replacement of the Trident weapons system). Gather on the steps of St Luke’s, the bombed church and then process through city centre. Setting off from St Luke’s at 1.00pm
Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance at the home of the UK’s weapons of mass destruction.
We will start at the car park next to the South Gate where we will mark each other with ashes and then process with the cross to the South Gate accompanied by readings, prayers and hymns. All are welcome. There may be transport available from Glasgow. Please get in touch for further information: email@example.com
GCOMS 2017 will run from 20 April to 23 April – we hope this may give an opportunity to spread actions and events into the week-end.
A great opportunity to raise the issue of military spending – asking the question, “does it make us safer”. Help others to think about this with a stall in your town centre or church. Highlight the opportunities that are lost when governments spend money on the military rather than on health, education, development, climate change and more…
Ideas on how to run stalls here
Pax Christi is supporting this day of action by faith groups. There will be a variety of prayers, readings, silent worship from 10.00 am until the last session, run by Pax Christi at 4.00pm.
Full details of the day here
We will gather at the roundabout at the end of Royal Albert Way (nearest DLR station, Prince Regent). If you are in a position to help us with our own service or in advance please let us know. Here you can read an account of the No Faith in War gathering in 2015 (scroll down to item by Peter Hickey)