Mini Pilgrimage 2019

Mini Pilgrimage

Mini Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 1

It's mini pilgrimage weekend! Aidan Simons

John, Chris, Sue set out with the van on Friday eve Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

St Francis Westborough Susan Adilz

Coordinator Chris addresses the pilgrims at St Francis Westborough Susan Adilz

Pilgrim Crosses Susan Adilz

Mini Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 2

Approaching Guildford Cathedral Susan Adilz

Nearly there Susan Adilz

Guildford cathedral Danny Thomas

The pilgrims on the steps of Guildford Cathedral, with revd Stephanie from St Francis Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

Approaching St Nicolas, Guildford Susan Adilz

St. Nicolas’ Church Danny Thomas

St. Nicolas’ Church where Ceri led a prayer stop on "in the beginning was the Word" Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas

River Wey Susan Adilz

Sue & Clare on the towpath Susan Adilz

river Wey Danny Thomas

Lunchstop Danny Thomas

After lunch, Joan S led a prayer stop on "I am the bread of life" outside the locked (and unphotographed!) Meadrow Unitarian Church. John Chenery

Bluebell Woods Susan Adilz

Winkworth Arboretum Susan Adilz

Mary at Hydon's Ball Susan Adilz

Fred & Keith Susan Adilz

St Peters Hambledon Danny Thomas

Stephen's prayer stop "I am the Light of the World" outside the locked St Peter's, Hambledon Susan Adilz

Mini Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 3

Chiddingfold Village Hall on a sunny morning John Chenery

St Mary's Chiddingfold John Chenery

St Teresa of Avila, Chiddingfold John Chenery

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Drink stop John Chenery

Lake in the distance. John Chenery

Lunch Half Moon Northchapel John Chenery

Good to see Alured and Tass who joined us for lunch John Chenery

St Michael and All Angels Northchapel John Chenery

The themes of the prayer stops on our pilgrimage are based on the seven "I am"s in the gospel of John and here are two of them in Northchapel John Chenery

Michael leads this prayer stop on "I am the good shepherd" John Chenery

Re: I am the good shepherd John Chenery

Gathering at Ragham Lodge before walking arrowless across parkland. John Chenery

Backmarkers Clare, Nick and John John Chenery

Frontmarkers Sue and Fred John Chenery

Steven and Chris in front of Blackdown (which we didn't go over) John Chenery

Mary and Betsey John Chenery

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Now in Petworth Park John Chenery

View from the highpoint of today's walk including Petworth House in the distance to the right John Chenery

Monument Petworth Park Susan Adilz

Tillington Village Hall and All Hallows Church John Chenery

Another good shepherd window at Tillington, but the theme for Mary's prayer stop was "I am the Resurrection and the Life" John Chenery

Duncton Village Hall, nestled at the foot of the South Downs John Chenery

Mini Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 4

breakfast with a view John Chenery

Washing up and the view in the other direction John Chenery

St Richard's Burton Park Susan Adilz

Meanwhile Arundel Cathedral is bathed in the early morning sun as it awaits the pilgrims. John Chenery

Clare's Prayers at St Richard's "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" Susan Adilz

Best Foot Forward Susan Adilz

Fields near Barlavington Susan Adilz

St Mary's Barlavington Susan Adilz

Holy Cross church, Bignor, where Sue led our prayers on the theme of "I am the True Vine" Louise

Frontmarkers Ceri, Steven and Chris on the South Downs Way John Chenery

The Banstead Boys are with us today John Chenery

climbing towards the South Downs Way John Chenery

Backmarkers Keith and Nick John Chenery

South Downs Way Susan Adilz

South Downs Way Susan Adilz

Heading down into the Arun Valley John Chenery

Pub in sight Susan Adilz

Refreshments stop, The George and Dragon Houghton John Chenery

In the garden of the George and Dragon John Chenery

Admiring the view in Arundel Park John Chenery

Gathering at the Cathedral Centre John Chenery

Processing John Chenery

after our mass which was on the Cathedral sanctuary John Chenery

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Group photo with Fr Alban who said mass for us John Chenery

In the Cathedral Centre, our lunch buffet and those who prepared it John Chenery

Arundel Buffet Susan Adilz

Arundel Buffet Susan Adilz

Father Alban enjoys the Buffet Susan Adilz

Chris' final thank yous John Chenery

CLOSING CREDITS The mini-pilgrimage proved to be a very enjoyable way to spend the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and we have to thank the following: Coordination & Hall Booking: Ceri and Chris; Chief Route Planner: Sue; Day Route Planners: Nick, Sue, Fred, Chris, Ceri; Catering in halls: Ceri; Arundel buffet: Clare G; Van driver: John R; Support cars: Clare G and Susan; Web Diary: Aidan, John C, Louise, Sue, Fred, Danny; John Chenery