Walk for Peace 2018 – Walking for the Oneness of Humanity

Update 10 June 2018

We are all delighted that the Deputy Mayor of Medway, Cllr Habib Tejan, will be joining us on the Walk and starting out from Gillingham High Street. I hope that many of you will also be able to undertake the walk and visit the stop-overs at the Naval Memorial, the Turkish Community Centre and Chatham Memorial Synagogue, before we arrive in Rochester.

Update 29 May 2018

We are putting the finishing touches to our programme and now have most of the speakers in place. Given the interest shown, the start has now been changed so that the event will now begin in Gillingham High Street at 10:15.

Below is the latest edition of the programme. Light refreshements will be available in Rochester.

Time Activity
10:15 Gillingham – Opening speeches (outside Tai Won Mein restaurant)
10:20 – 10:40 Introduction and speeches by  Cllr Wendy Purdy,  Maualana Didar Hasan, members of Youth Police Advice Group and Father Dobromir
10:40 Walk begins towards Chatham via the Great Lines Heritage Park
11:10 Arrive at Naval War Memorial, Great Lines Heritage Park
11:12 Songs by Ingrid van Dooren and friend
11:20 Walk to Chatham
12:00 – 12:25 Enter Turkish Community Centre
12:30 Walk to Chatham Memorial Synagogue
12:40 – 13:00 Enter Synagogue
13:00 Walk to Rochester
  Rochester – Closing Speeches
13:30 Walk arrives at Rochester War Memorial
13:35 Welcome and prayer by Canon Mathew Rushton followed by laying a wreath at the memorial
13:38 – 13:54 Speeches by Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL, Deputy Mayor Cllr Habib Tejan, Kelly Tolhurst MP and Cllr Naushabah Khan
13:54 – 14:35 Dances by the Bulgarian Kitka Dance Group and  Lebanese Dance by Maria Louisa
14:35 Closing remarks – Faran Forghani
14:35 Invitation to view artwork in Crypt and participate in creative art workshop by Tina Lawlor Mottram
15:00 Event ends

Update 26 April 2018

Plans are progressing towards the event on 21 July and we are beginning to finalise some of the details such as the speakers. Here’s the event programme at the moment. Keep an eye open for more details in the near future. One quetion: have you put the date in your diary?!

Update 20 March 2018

We are currently organising this year’s Walk for Peace between Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester to encourage people to meet others in the local Medway communuty. This year we will be starting at Gillingham High Street at 10:30, then walking to Chatham and arriving there at 12:00 before finally arriving at the War Memorial outside Rochester Cathedral at 13:30. We hope to have light refreshments and entertainment so make a note in your diary!

As more details are confirmed I shall be uploading them here so keep looking out for updates.