Icon at Forest Gate
The Pax Christi Icon of Peace is in Southwark Diocese on the last stage of its Olympic Peace journey
Seven parishes in Southwark Diocese are to host the Pax Christi Iconof Peace as part of their involvement in the 100 Days of Peace Olympic Peace Legacy. The Icon began its journey on 8 June at St Patrick's Parish, Wapping and has been in parishes in Westminster and Brentwood Diocese since then.
The Icon, made for Pax Christi at the Monastery of St John outside Jerusalem, depicts the stories of peacemakers throughout the ages as well as presenting passages from Scripture that teach about inclusiveness and reconciliation. Throughout the 100 Day of Peace the Icon has created a ring of prayer around London. Parishes have organised vigils, holy-hours, times of discussion on peace and reconciliation.
In the weeks ahead the Icon will be in the following venues:
To 14 September, Aylesford Priory, Kent
14 - 21 September, Oratory of St Francis de Sales, Hartley
21 - 28 September, St Peter the Apostle, Woolwich
28 September - 5 October, St Edmund of Canterbury, Beckenham
5 - 12 October, St John the Baptist, Purley
12 - 19 October, Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth
19 - 27 October, St George's Cathedral, Southwark
There will be a Mass to mark the end of the 100 Days for Peace at St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1 7HY on Sunday 28th October.
The 100 Days of Peace is a project of the Dioceses of Southwark, Brentwood and Westminster with Pax Christi, CAFOD, More than Gold and London Citizens.