The Faith Walk is definitely happening and happening soon.  It will take place on Thursday 20th September, and will be led by Stuart Langhorn, who organised and led last Summer’s very successful Faith Walk.
This year, our theme is Learning from the Past: Faith in the Face of Intolerance and Persecution.  We shall begin at 7.00 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, (outside the front door, weather permitting – inside the front porch if raining).  We have a full programme, so please arrive at the Quaker Meeting House between 6.50 – 6.55 if possible, so we can begin promptly at 7.00 p.m.  However, if you are unable to get there for 7 and want to join the walk later (or unable to manage the full walk and wish to join/eave at a different point of our route), you are very welcome to do so.  Also, for those unable to do the walk, there is parking available for cars at the Cathedral.  Here is a plan of our route, stopping points and rough guide to times:

7.00 Quaker Meeting House – Jenny Paull, a local Quaker and historian, will talk briefly about the early Quaker movement and the persecution, prosecution and imprisonment of George Fox and other Quakers faced for expressing and practising their faith.
7.10 – walk to Castle where  Jenny will tell us about the Castle’s role in the trials and imprisonments of people for their faith, notably Catholics, Protestants and Quakers.
7.30 – walk down Church Street and then up Moor Lane, stopping at Golden Lion pub (around 7.45) where I shall give the 5-minute version of my lecture on  the so-called `Pendle Witches’ – victims of fear and intolerance, and possibly amongst them at least one who died for her Catholic faith, rather  than because she was a witch.
7.55 – walk to the Methodist Chapel on Sulyard Street, where Stuart will tell us about John Wesley and the persecution he suffered as a result of preaching his message of faith.
8.10 – walk to Catholic Cathedral where Chris Robson – recently retired from his role as Treasurer and member of the Faith in Lancaster Committee – will talk about the Catholic Martyrs.
8.45 – walk to Boys’ Grammar School, where Stuart will tell us about the work he is doing, as the Head of Religious Education there, with pupils on the theme of learning from the past; and there will be light refreshments to enjoy from 9.00 p.m.