On Sunday 21st June, Cafod supporters from St Theresa, Totton and St Joseph’s House of Prayer, Ashurst, enjoyed a guided tour of part of Testwood Lakes Wildlife Reserve and had a chance to pray about our responsiblity towards Creation using CAFOD’s latest spirituality resource, the livesimply Creation Walk.
Jean Taplin, parisioner and member of the CAFOD Totton group, reports:
“With a sociable picnic to begin with and prayers at the start and close of the walk, this was an interesting way to see how former gravel pits have been reclaimed for nature. The area is steeped in Bronze Age history and is part of the internationally important Test Valley floodplain. The lakes support hundred of over-wintering wildfowl and waders which can be viewed from the bird hides. In summer the grassland is a blaze of colour with wildflowers. Our thanks to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for acting as stewards of God’s Creation”.
Have you thought about organising a Creation Walk in your area? It is definitely a great social occasion for a parish and a wonderful chance to pray for climate justice and for a positive change in our attitudes and lifestyles.
The Creation Walk can be donwloaded from: http://www.cafod.org.uk/worship/environment
If you are organising a walk in your area, please let us know – we’d love to hear from you and help if we can! Remember to take good photos to send us for our newsletter and blog!