"To ease, through prayer, the burden of cancer on individuals, their loved ones and the community and to pray that the day will come quickly when all cancers can be prevented or cured."

Carpe Diem (Grasp the Day)

I wandered lonely in a crowd,
They could not see my threatening cloud,
The doctors said, 'Just one in three',
I ask you Lord, why me? Why me?
I had no thought of death or dying,
My life was full, no time for crying,
So life went on from test to test,
Myself, my God and the NHS.
I had no wish for the 'pearly portals',
No wish to leave this body mortal,
I'd lived a full exciting life,
A job I loved, a perfect wife.
I remembered once, I'd met Kay Kelly,
Did she give up? NOT ON YOUR NELLY!
I 'beat the count', I won more time,
Life's better now, much more sublime.
It's great to be restored to health,
My family is my personal wealth,
It's ten years since my life of pain,
I feel that I've been born again.
Life is calmer, smooth and sweet,
No looking back, no mere defeat,
So, dear reader at that pearly Gate,
Just bide your time, you'll have to wait.
I have so many hills to climb,
So much to do, so little time,
Look to the stars , when you can see 'em,
And make your mantra 'Carpe Diem'.
Joe Kelsall
Joint Winner Liverpool Echo Poetry Competition 2011



Messages of Hope

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Service Details

Services 2018

St Paul's Church, Cantley, Doncaster Sunday 11th February 2018 at 3pm

Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3pm

Chester Cathedral Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 3.30pm

St Bernadette's Church, Motherwell ML1 3PH Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 7pm

St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley Sunday 8th July 2018 at 4pm

St Michael and St John's Church Clitheroe Sunday 14th October 2018 at 3pm

HMP Littlehey Huntington, Cambs PE28 0SR Thursday 4th October 2018

St Peter's Church, Lampeter Sunday 21st October 2018 at 2.30pm

Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Sunday 28th October 2018 at 3pm

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath St, Glasgow Thursday 25th October 2018 at 7pm


Services 2019

Birmingham Sunday 22nd September

Lampeter Sunday 20th October 2019

Liverpool Sunday 27th October 2019



Further Information

Contact Us

Professor Ray Donnelly MBE FRCS
c/o Roy Castle Centre, Cotton Exchange Building, Bixteth St., Liverpool L3 9LQ
T: 0333 323 7200
Website: www.pauseforhope.org.uk

email: pauseforhope@gmail.com