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

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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!

parish prayer walk
June 20, 2018, 8:37 pm
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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.

March 23, 2018, 1:01 pm
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I had the privilege this week of walking a Labyrinth twice as part of our Lent Course at St Bede’s on Pathways in Prayer.

It is a wonderfully deep practice and, when you finish and emerge and contemplate, it really feels like you have completed a pilgrimage.

(This may be a good thing as the flu recovery means I am not up to serious exercise yet)

One of walks really felt like a journey into Holy Week which we will be celebrating next week.

Have you walked a labyrinth?

There are good suggestions for the spirituality of walking it here and, if you can’t walk one here is a Finger Labyrinth



(thanks to All Saints, Kings Heath for the lone of the Labyrinth.  You can walk it at St Anne’s Moseley at the following times in Holy Week:

Monday 26th March, 7.30pm: introduction to the labyrinth, with the opportunity to walk it. St Anne’s will also be open on Tuesday 27th March, 1.00-3.00pm, and Wednesday 28th March 10.00am – 12noon for you to walk the labyrinth.)