Saturday, 18 April 2009
The Tyburn Walk this year has been moved from the first Sunday in May to the second Sunday, so the date of the Walk is Sunday 10th. May.
It will be the 100th Tyburn Walk, and Monsignor Anthony Stark told me today that it would be the last, as numbers have been dwindling of late. I think it's a real shame if this turns out to be the case: the Tyburn Walk, organised by the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom, has been responsible for teaching me (and many others) about the English & Welsh Martyrs, correcting my very sketchy impressions of the Reformation period provided by a Catholic education (what hope has your average schoolchild got when the Religion Section of the Millennium Dome Experience described the Reformation as "a time when Catholics and Protestants agreed to worship God differently"...??)
I've described the Walk HERE and HERE, and last year's post gave brief details of the route. Fr. Tim, who gives the final Benediction at Tyburn Convent, has also put up posts about the Walk HERE and HERE.