Annual Reunion 2022
Following the August annual pilgrimage, late summer is a time of very short rest for both committee and support team prior to planning for the next year. During this rest period other pilgrims usually come forward to organise and run the Autumn reunion weekend in October. Unfortunately there have been no volunteers this year. Perhaps we all needed a rest after the St. Thomas Way Pilgrimage, Swansea to Hereford in 2022?
So how about getting involved now with planning and supporting to make next years pilgrimage happen?
Bristol to Arundel pilgrimage 2023
We are starting to plan our ecumenical walking pilgrimage for August 2023. A year in which the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Arundel Cathedral. Where better then, to celebrate the end of our next pilgrimage?
Our pilgrim journey will begin in Bristol, and travel towards Arundel; likely through regions of Bath, Melksham, Devizes, Pewsey, Ludgershall, Andover, Winchester, West Meon and Midhurst.
There is much to do now. Over the next two and half months we are looking to find suitable halls for overnight accommodation. Then with hall locations booked, we can begin exploring the route on foot, planning the way from hall to hall in small groups.
You can help as a team member in research and planning, or as a leader in:
- Researching remotely from home, to locate potential halls of adequate size for sleeping and cooking, contacting chapels to arrange prayer stops, finding places of interest along the way and of course pub stops for refreshments.
- Visiting halls to check size and facilities available, and assisting in getting accommodation booked early.
- As joint leaders of the day (from Spring 2023) walking the route, to locate pathways, waypoints and stoppage points, establish distances and timings, and provide feedback information to the chief route planner who will prepare the final Route Cards for use on the pilgrimage during August.
If you would like to get involved and join the team, just leave a reply to this message and we will be in touch.
If you are not able to be on the team, but still want to join us on pilgrimage next year, even for just a day, watch out for more news on http://thepilgrims.org.uk and keep in touch.