The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy invites you to take part in a sponsored walk with a difference.
Walk 15 miles on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, students, staff and the local Edinburgh community will unite to walk 15 miles from Edinburgh to the ruins of St Brigid’s Church, Dalgety Bay, before camping overnight and then boarding a boat to Inchcolm Island. The itinerary combines ancient pilgrimage routes, crosses the Fourth Road Bridge, and is a way of remembering the journeys taken by many refugees today, their need for sanctuary and the tradition of hospitality. Participants in the walk will raise money for a new University Fund established to provide financial assistance for refugees wishing to enter higher education at Edinburgh University.
Register your interest by visiting the event Facebook page
It will soon be possible to sign up on this webpage
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot Watt University, will speak about the recent major research project (2016), “Destitution in the UK” which she led on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Thursday 15th June at 7pm in St Catharine’s Convent. All welcome.
The next meeting of the Parish Book Group will be on Thursday 15th June at 7.30pm in The Library, St Albert’s Chaplaincy, 24 George Square, when we will be discussing The Coffin Road by Peter May.
The Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.
The Catholic Chaplaincy is also a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (the Parish of St Albert the Great) and all Catholic students and staff are automatically members of this parish.