For over 100 years the movement has been committed to supporting volunteer Leaders to run weekly youth and children's groups and an exciting programme of annual Camps and Overseas Adventures.
Urban Saints are committed to travelling the journey of faith with young people. This event symbolises that commitment that goes back to our very beginnings and will continue to be our calling for many years to come.
Back in March 2019, some of the staff team walked from Elthorne Park in North London, where the story of Crusaders began, to the Support Centre in Luton. A 28-mile walk symbolising 'the long walk in the same direction' through the decades of running Groups and discipling young people.
We have been wanting to do something like that again since, but lockdown restrictions have meant having to delay until now.
Across the weekend of 25th, 26th and 27th March 2022, we hope that as many Urban Saints Groups and supporters as possible will take part in a journey together; your own long walk or roll with others from your Urban Saints Group or Camp in around your own community.
It doesn't have to be 28 miles - just whatever is most appropriate for you and those you are with. You don't have to do it with others but we do believe that it makes a difference when we journey together. It'll be up to you how you approach your journey on the weekend. For example, you might complete a mile journey with you all in fancy dress, or taking an hour to journey around a community that the young people in your group live in, or team up with another Group or Camp to travel between their location and your own.
We'll supply a whole range of different ideas nearer the time for you to consider including on your journey and there might even be some last-minute surprises thrown in on the day - just to keep everyone guessing! For Urban Saints, the journey is the adventure and it's truly an adventure best shared.
More details, including how to get involved to come in Autumn 2021 but for now we'd love you to save the dates and think about how you and others you know in Urban Saints could get involved in the Long Journey Together!