The 3 – Oratories Walk
An Ambitious 340 mile Sponsored Walk to raise money for the
Oxford Oratory’s Reaffirmation & Renewal Campaign
The walk will cover about 340 miles in total, over 3 sections.
Section 1, from the Oxford Oratory to the London Oratory is about 60 miles. The walkers will use footpaths and minor roads following more or less the line of the M40 motorway. They will pass through Wheatley, High Wycombe,Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross before entering London from the North West.
Section 2, from the London Oratory to the Birmingham Oratory is about 150 miles and follows the Grand Union Canal for nearly the whole way. The walkers will use the canal towpath.
Section 3, from the Birmingham Oratory back to the Oxford Oratory is about 133 miles. The walkers will be using footpaths and minor roads. The route passes through Redditch, Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Norton andWoodstock
The walkers will mainly be camping in woods and fields along the route but may make use of well-placed youth hostels and B&Bs along the way.
The walkers are three young men who are regular Mass-goers at the Oratory. They are Nicholas Griffiths and his brother William (Billy) and their good friend Ben Sivewright. They value the Oratory very highly and want to make a positive contribution to its future.
The walk is planned to start on 21st July 2011 and it is thought will take about 18 days to complete, covering around 20 miles per day. The walkers will aim to complete the walk more quickly if conditions allow, however they are going to World Youth Day in Spain in August and if the walk takes longer than planned they will complete it on their return
How to Sponsor the Walk
The walkers will have a stall in front of the church after some Sunday Masses where you can fill in the Sponsor Form.
Many people will know Nick, Bill and Ben and can approach them directly any time.
Nick, Bill and Ben can be contacted by phone on 01865 716412 or they can be contacted by e mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
They can be contacted via the Facebook Page: Three Oratories Walk, or
They can also be contacted through Julian Griffiths, on 01865 716412 or 07513 428 486
Sponsorship can be Gift-Aided by UK taxpayers simply by filling in the sponsor form and ticking a box
Thank you for your Support!
The Oxford Oratory,
25 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA
The Oxford Oratory is a registered charity, number
I have just heard (via Twitter) that Ben has an injury sustained during a practice walk, so there will now be just two walkers. Please support them with your prayers, and if possible by sponsorship.