Church Action on Poverty 40th Anniversary Pilgrimage and Conference in Sheffield

The growing cost of living crisis and poverty in Sheffield will be put under the spotlight when Church Action on Poverty stages a Pilgrimage and Conference in the city on Saturday October 22.

The event marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the national ecumenical Christian social justice charity committed to tackling poverty and everyone is welcome to take part.

The Pilgrimage starts at 09:30 from Sheffield Canal Basin and will cover a course of just over two miles to Burngreave, visiting several locations, including: the Emmaus Charity Superstore, Christians Against Poverty, the charity which provides free, professional advice for people struggling with debt, the Burngreave Food Bank and St Catherine’s Catholic Church in Burngreave.

It will be followed by a conference on The Cost of Living and Poverty in Sheffield, where speakers will include Ruth Moore, Director of St Wilfrid’s Centre for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded, Sylvia Ward, chief executive of Citizen’s Advice Sheffield and Nick Waterfield, of the Parson Cross Initiative.

Guests attending the conference will include Bishop Ralph, together with other local religious, political and community leaders.

For more information or to register to attend, contact Briony Broome, e-mail: [email protected]  tel: 07801 532 954.