Three Parishes’ Walk of Creation

Walking across Cambridge in prayer and fellowship for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on Saturday 2 September.
(See below for various start times 10:15am – 3:30pm).

With the themes in Pope Francis’ ground-breaking encyclical Laudato Si’ very much in mind, join us for a walk through some of the parts of our city that highlight the issues the Holy Father has written about, where we will pray and reflect: quiet, green spaces and a few quite the contrary.

Our walk takes us between the three Catholic parish churches in Cambridge, pausing several times on our journey to listen to short extracts from the encyclical, reflecting and praying for our common home, the Earth.

Join us for the whole day or just for the first or second part of our walk.

Families are welcome! Our schedule gives time to walk with children, and pause for reflection.

Part One

Starting at St Philip Howard Church, Cherry Hinton at 10:15am (after 9:30am Mass), we walk approximately 4.5 miles via Addenbrookes (i.e. away from main roads).

Incorporating three prayer stations:

  • St Philip Howard Catholic Church
  • Nightingale Recreation Ground
  • Vicars Brook

Cambridge Creation Walk - Part One

Arriving at Our Lady and the English Martyrs for around 12:30pm

Bring and share lunch in the Parish Centre, Our Lady and the English Martyrs.


Part Two

Leaving OLEM after lunch, at 1:30 pm, we walk across Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece.

Incorporating four prayer stations:

  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church
  • Parkers Piece
  • Midsummer Common
  • St Laurence’s Church (arrive 3pm)

Cambridge Creation Walk - Part Two