1977-1987 THE SECOND WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE
Ten years on from our first pilgrimage walk to
Walsingham, we are making a second pilgrimage journey to that mediaeval
shrine. Those of you who remember 1977 will no doubt call to mind the flat,
flat fens, with Ely Cathedral always ahead, and ridged concrete farm roads
endlessly underfoot. And do you remember Stoke Ferry, the most boring place
ever? So you will be pleased to hear that this year we will be avoiding the
fens by taking a more Easterly route. After criss-crossing our previous routes
across Sussex and Kent, we will head North through the altogether new (to us)
countryside of East Anglia. It looks very pleasant from early explorations.
Although the main purpose of this mailing is to persuade you to walk to
Walsingham, there are two other walks you could use to break in your boots.,
and get yourselves into training:
Margaret Archer’s Portsmouth Diocesan Walking Pilgrimage this Easter will be visiting Guildford, Winchester and Salisbury. The dates are 20th - 25th April. Further details from Margaret Archer
SOUTH DOWNS WAY WALK
Dominic O’Hara is organising a sponsored walk along
the South Downs Way to raise money for Father Robert Brett in Kenya. They will
gather in Arundel on the evening of Friday 22nd May. On Saturday 23rd they
walk to Beeding, on Sunday 24th to Lewes, and on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May
to Seaford. Full details from Dominic .
James Bisgrove has now been ordained a Deacon. The
ceremony was at Morriston, a suburb of Swansea. Justine Schneider and Chris
Dobbe were there taking part. He is now back in Rome continuing his studies,
and hopes to be ordained a Priest in Penarth this summer.
Eileen (El leen on u) Mahony has moved from Arundel Priory, and has now got a flat of her own and welcomes all pilgrim friends. Her hip has been slowing her down since she had a fall in the summer, and she says that now rather than being 10 times slower than the majority of young pilgrims, she is now 20 times slower!
Anne de Normanville is now
Digby Stuart College, Roehampton. Catherine de Montgolfier from the Irish Pilgrimage is
now studying English and German at the University of Lyon..
MOGGY DOWN UNDER
Moira Stephens (Walsingham One, Canterbury, Buckfast
One, etc) is now nursing in a cancer hospital
Melbourne, Australia. Her mother was most helpful in the organising of the Ashtead Reunion
at St Andrew’s School where she
is the school secretary.
A PILGRIM BABY
Rebecca Anne was born to Karen and George Evans on 17th
January. Congratulations! George and Karen have moved just down the road.
Anthony and Alice
Morwood—Leyland are going to the Cayman Islands where Tony will be working
Dawn Willson is back in Abidjan sweltering in a
January 85°F and 90° Humidity, and worrying about how we all were faring in
the snow! She expects to be
leaving Abidjan around Easter, and has no idea where her husband will be
posted next. Poor Dee is experiencing the trials of quarantine again. She has
Snoopy's unbounded admiration for her sacrifices as a diplomatic dog.
NOT MUCH NEWS
No, there’s not much news this time, Your faithful newshound has been
gossip. Let’s have your news
for the summer issue. Someone,
somewhere, that you
met on a pilgrimage, would love to
hear about you!