St Hilda’s Pilgrimage 2019 NEARLY ready for the off!

The start of St Hilda’s Pilgrimage is under 1 week away, and the team have been working hard to finalise arrangements so that we can share them with participants and the wider community.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Cajufad2019 (Come And Join Us For A Day – summary of the pilgrimage)

RouteCards2019 (The detailed version, some times might change a little)

Theme 2019 – details of the daily theme

St Hilda’s History

Extract from the Catholic Catechism

2019 Who are we – information for people we meet on the journey

New Medical Form 2019 Every participant MUST complete this form prior to starting the pilgrimage (forms are kept securely and destroyed after the pilgrimage).

Alternative Transport 2019 for those who need to take a break from walking

Route Cards Guildford to Arundel

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 chris.a.nussbaum@gmail.com

Summary Sheet 

Day 1 – 3rd May Guildford Arrival

Day 2 – 4th May Guildford to Chiddingfold

Day 3 – 5th May Chiddingfold to Duncton

Day 4 – 6th May Duncton to Arundel

CAJUFAD – Come and join us for a day

 

3 Day Bank Holiday Mini Pilgrimage (4th-6th May 2019)

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!

Pilgrimage Reunion October 2018 – Updated with booking form and Live link

Planning of the 2018 reunion is well advanced! All pilgrims, past and present, are invited to attend.
 
The reunion dates are:
Friday October 26th to Sunday October 28th  2018
 
The venue is St. Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7DH.
 
Our Hosts are:
Danny Thomas – 07778 052437
Mark Potter ‭- 07981 374117‬
 
Set aside the whole weekend or part in your diary: the reunion normally runs from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, with a walk on Saturday.
 
For more details and to book your place download, complete and return the Reunion Booking Form

Looking Back on the 2018 Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage

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

Fr Tony’s Flickr Photo Album

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.