The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 5: Rest Day in Wareham

Today is a rest day and pilgrims are largely free to plan their own timetable. However it is the Feast of the Assumption, and we have organised our own RC Mass at 9.30am in the hall. Wareham is one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns in England, and we can walk around the walls. Information boards on the walls and the town's museum have information on Viking attacks, civil war skirmishes and the town's connections with T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). The town's quay provides various opportunites: boat hire, paddle steamer river cruises, or just sitting and watching the river flow by.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 5

Lady St. Mary church, Wareham for Feast of the Assumption Mass: preparing for the service we had arranged. Danny Thomas

Fr Tony presides at mass as we sing "Holy is thy Name." John Chenery

Another view of the glass above the altar in Lady St Mary; after mass this time. John Chenery

traditional rest day gathering in the launderette John Chenery

St. Martin’s on the Walls church, Wareham Danny Thomas

Relaxing on the river on the ‘rest’ day Sarah Style

Wareham Hall 2 Methodist Church John Chenery

Tea in Wareham John Chenery Danny Thomas

Dorset Elm Danny Thomas

A genuine paddle steamer on the River Frome (not Mississipi) PolishPilgrims

A view of the river bank PolishPilgrims

Piotr's enjoying his motorboat trip.Seems like a decent rest day! PolishPilgrims

The cutest of Wareham's estate agents during his siesta Leslie Winiarski PolishPilgrims

A stone's throw from the hall, "Wareham Wednesday" is kicking off. John Chenery

Fr Tony cuts his birthday cake which Clare had made. The Assumption is not the only feast that falls on August 15th! John Chenery

Fr Tony learning the pilgrim words to When the Saints go marching in John Chenery

Outside, Fr Tony's birthday is celebrated with Wareham Wednesday fireworks! John Chenery