The “Mini Pilgrimage” from Guildford to Arundel is underway, with pilgrims gathering this evening. Look out for updates on the web diary page:
Mini Pilgrimage – May 2019
To view the Route Cards for our Mini Pilgrimage 3rd – 6th May – Guildford Cathedral to Arundel Cathedral please click on the links below.
Anyone still wishing to join us overnight or to join us for a day please contact Chris on 07850 661833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are now open for our 3-day Bank Holiday Mini Pilgrimage at the start of May! Here is the application form.
Also at this time we are seeking volunteers to assist with the pilgrimage catering. Please let Chris (contact details on the poster) know if you can help.
Plans for this summer’s pilgrimage are well advanced.
Here’s a taster, in the form of this year’s poster…
SAVE THE DATE! SAVE THE DATE!
3-DAY BANK HOLIDAY MINI PILGRIMAGE (4th-6th May 2019)
Do you need to get in to training?
Do you want to invite friends to experience a pilgrimage taster weekend?
Are you starting to plan your year?
We shall be organising a 3-day pilgrimage at the beginning of May, within the diocese.
Save the date now for a full and fun weekend in the Spring.
More information, an application form and requests for assistance will follow in due course!
In this message, I am bringing to our attention a few Internet resources that bring back happy memories of the pilgrimage :
Buckfast Abbey Facebook Site – scroll down to 9th September to see their album of photos from the Millennium Celebration Mass, including pictures of the pilgrims, and down to 28th August to see a video of the entire mass. (You do not need to have a Facebook account to do this).
Tablet Article about the Mass – including interviews with pilgrims towards the end of the article – don’t be put off by the headline
and last but not least
Our Web Diary Since the pilgrimage, additional photos have been added and I have been through it day by day making sure all the photos appear on the right day in the right order and with captions that make sense. So if you last looked at the diary during or just after the pilgrimage, do look again; hopefully It is much improved. The number of pilgrims that have contributed photos is in double figures this year. In particular major contribution during the pilgrimage came from Deirdre, Edward, Aidan, Danny, Clare and myself, while since the pilgrimage major contributions from Maurice, Larry and Norbert have been added. Thanks to them and all other contributors.
I am raising money for the Palace for Life Foundation by going on a sponsored 26.2 mile walk in London. That doesn’t sound far after walking 195 miles in August, I know, but I do have to do it all in one day, and I have to get to the start at 7am on a Saturday which is what I am looking forward to least! When I registered there was a choice of joining the fast, medium or steady group, so I plumped for fast which is 5.5km per hour, quicker than standard pilgrimage pace! The Foundation does great work for disadvantaged children and young adults in South London, for example running a football team for Down’s Syndrome children and running programmes to keep kids off the street and away from knife crime. So please consider sponsoring me to aid their work . I will be very grateful for any donations received.
I think this is the first time I have sought sponsorship for anything since I last did a marathon-length walk over 30 years ago, and certainly the first time that I have had my own just-giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/john-chenery
John Chenery, Chief Route Planner
Update 27/09/18: Thanks so much to everybody who has donated. I have now exceeded my £300 target! More donations welcome, however small; they will also be used to do great work by the Foundation. Still two weeks to go to the big day.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 25th August 2019
It was agreed at the recent AGM that our Pilgrimage for 2019 will start at Lincoln Cathedral with our final destination being St Hilda’s Abbey, Whitby in North Yorkshire. It is envisaged that the route will include Hull, Beverley Minster, and Bridlington Priory.
Committee Members are now working on the route and booking accommodation. A list of daily destinations will be available at the forthcoming Reunion Weekend on the 26th October and will be posted on the website. Further updates and a short history of St Hilda will be posted shortly.
Talking of the reunion, don’t forget to book! I will add the booking form to the reunion link as soon as possible
I hope everyone got back safely from Buckfast and all have recovered from the walking. “Strenuous” was one description of this year’s route; strenuous yes, climbing on to the army ranges from the shore on Mark and Danny’s day, and negotiating the ups and downs and steps of Goat Island come to mind, but magnificent as well. The sound of the sea in the secluded bays, Durdle Door, and crossing the Exe estuary on the ferry. The strange sensation of walking among streets with traffic in Ashburton after so long being on paths where cars can not follow.
This Sunday 16th September our AGM takes place at St Joseph’s, Ladbroke Road, Redhill at 3.00 pm until 6.00 pm.We will be reviewing this year’s pilgrimage and discussing our plans for next year. All pilgrims are welcome to attend the AGM and contribute to the discussion.