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day pilgrimage
July 7, 2018, 9:02 am
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A very beautiful and moving Day Pilgrimage yesterday to Durham with a first visit to the Cathedral.

We were asked if we had come on pilgrimage, and were directed to spend some time at Bede’s Shrine at the West End, before walking up to Cuthbert’s Tomb where there was a Eucharist.

Bede has great significance for me as the patron of my parish church. Cuthbert, along with Hild and Caedmon, is the highest of the Northern Saints.

More soon on Hild and walking her Way.


June 25, 2018, 1:52 pm
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Not a bad way to arrive at a Conference

#EstatesLYCIG #estatechurches


June 23, 2018, 4:43 pm
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First proper day off for a while.  Had planned a decent walk with a friend but he cried off and I am tired – feeling better for a long sleep, a day pottering in the house and garden, a bath, a good book.

And the next best thing to a walk – planning pilgrimages over the summer.  A couple of days, I hope, to walk St Hilda’s Way in North Yorkshire and then later in the summer another week on The Cistercian Way, continuing to fill in the sections I missed through injury.  I am looking at Whitland to Machynlleth.

Lots to anticipate!

June 17, 2018, 4:18 pm
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Walk to learn.

I and Path.

Long one is Camino.

Camino is one long path and I learn to walk.

That is the name of my story forward and backward.

– Barbara Kingsolver (adapted)


June 9, 2018, 8:30 pm
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the way ahead, early June


resting warm below the ridge


and a visit from a hare as we drank our water

back on the way
May 27, 2018, 3:51 pm
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A great couple of days in North Wales visiting friends.  I spent Friday – in decent weather – walking part of the Pilgrim Way from Bangor to Llanberis, and then on to Waunfawr.


Great to climb up high.  Hearing at least five cuckoos during the day.  Martens gathering nesting material.  Not looking closely enough at my map on Moel Ici.


Climbing down past the Anglesey Barracks – and I am in awe of the people who worked all week in the quarries at Llanberis and then walked back to their homes on Anglesey – down the Zig Zags through the slate waste, glad I was only carrying a day pack.


Down to the lakeside as the rain came in.

A great day for reflecting.  Thinking of the way ahead in the next months.  For refreshing and praying


and back in time for a bath, for a roast, and a couple of glasses of The Rev James.

I am looking forward to picking up The Cistercian Way again later in the summer.

more on the anglican camino de santiago chaplaincy
May 4, 2018, 6:31 pm
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Article in The Church Times today about the very soon to start Anglican Chaplaincy for the Camino de Santiago