Over the cliffs and through the night

Men of the Ordinariate and the Parishes joined for prayer over the South Downs Beachy Head trail to rediscover ourselves and reflect on our God-given purpose on earth. In 2024 the walk started from Our Lady of Ransom Church [Grange Road, BN21 4EU] on 22 March, the last Friday of Lent.

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9:00–10:00pm Registration at Our Lady of Ransom Church
Adoration and Confessions
10:00pm Holy Mass  NO 
11:00pm Way of the Cross
5–10 minutes for readings, prayer and adoration of the Cross at each Station
10–20 minutes of silent meditative prayer while walking to the next Station
Before 6:00am Back at the church
15 minutes for silent adoration and any testimonies
followed by a hearty breakfast in the church hall

Start A Scriptural Way of the Cross

Notes for the walk

  • A set of reflections is available that we will use at each station. These will be read out by different participant each time: all you need to do is step up when we stop to read out the station reflection and prayer
  • We will have a cross we carry at the front of the procession. A different person should carry it between each station: just walk up to the person carrying it and ask to carry it
  • Do not overtake the cross
  • If you carry the cross, don’t walk too fast (it’s not a race)
  • Confessions will be available in English and Polish before Mass, and in English at the back of the procession during the Way of the Cross
  • Bring a torch with fresh batteries
  • Bring hi-vis or some reflective element of clothing
  • Bring boots for the trek (across potentially muddy hills)
  • Bring spare shoes for when you come back to church for the last Station and breakfast
  • Bring some food and drink for the way
  • Bring clothing in case of rain (raincoat, etc)
  • Bring wind-proof clothing if possible or at least dress for windy weather