Please note, that owing to an enforced change of our accommodation bookings, the first rest day of the St Thomas Way Pilgrimage will now be in St Athan not Cardiff i.e. we will be staying 2 nights in St Athan and only 1 night in Cardiff. The revised schedule is:
Pilgrims will be saddened to learn of the passing of one of our former pilgrim walkers from the Redhill area. Pat was an active pilgrim between 1991 and 1996, and until the stiles got too high for her.
Pat died on Thursday 25th November. Sarah, her daughter, writes: “I was hoping that you could let any of the pilgrims she walked with know. She truly loved going on the A&B Pilgrimages. We thought she was mad! It gave her such strength and focus after my dad died though. She was always so uplifted when she came home.
Her funeral mass will be in St Joseph’s Redhill, date TBA, hopefully before Christmas.”
If you knew Pat and would like to share memories or a photo, please reply to his posting with a comment. Like some of you I did not know Pat. In looking for something to share in these times, in the Middle Ages it was believed that if a pilgrim died whilst on pilgrimage, they would by-pass purgatory and go straight to heaven. It is a comforting thought to us all on life’s pilgrim journey …
and may Pat rest in eternal peace. Amen
We’ve tracked down a couple of photos of Pat from the 1992 St David’s Pilgrimage.
An updated version of the estimated timings for each day’s walk is attached here for you to print off or download to your devices. Do read the notes on the title page. This is version 1.1. If you spot any errors, let us know.
The estimated timings for each day’s walk are attached here for you to print off or download to your devices. Do read the notes on the title page. This is version 1.0. If changes are necessary, the document will be reissued with a new version number. If you spot any errors, let us know.
Further to Chris’ post, here is the planned itinerary:
Sat Aug 14 Southampton to Hamble Sun Aug 15 Hamble to Wickham Mon Aug 16 Wickham to Havant Tue Aug 17 Havant to Chichester Wed Aug 18 Rest Day Thu Aug 19 Chichester to Arundel Fri Aug 20 Arundel to Steyning Sat Aug 21 Steyning to Pyecombe Sun Aug 22 Pyecombe to Lewes Mon Aug 23 Rest Day Tue Aug 24 Lewes to Berwick Wed Aug 25 Berwick to Polegate Thu Aug 26 Polegate to Penhurst Fri Aug 27 Penhurst to Westfield Sat Aug 28 Westfield to Rye
Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage