“Pilgrimages were all the rage in times gone past, walking miles to a sacred site such as Rome or in the UK to Bardsey Island off the Welsh Lleyn peninsula. They have come back in popularity: The 500-mile route from the Pyrenees to St. James Compostela in Spain is packed with pilgrims, young and old, and routes are springing up all over this country.
There is something about walking. It can calm you, give you space to work out a problem, and prepare you for a new challenge or new phase of your life.Rev. Philip West
“There is something about walking. It can calm you, give you space to work out a problem, and prepare you for a new challenge or new phase of your life. The churches recommend it, and I am working to help local people take part. I’m planning a series of pilgrimages in South Holderness, and you won’t need to travel to it, or walk mile and miles, or even walk!!
“The first of these will be over the weekend of 20th/21st August this year (2022). It will be a walking route, but you can also join in part of it by cycle, car, or wheelchair.
“We shall start on Saturday at St.Augustine’s Hedon, walk to St.Andrew’s Paull, where some will stay at the nearby B&B while others return home for the night, and on Sunday walk from Paull to St.Mary’s Church in Thorngumbald and then on to St.Nicholas Keyingham.
“There will be space to be quiet and reflect in the churches and on the route. Anyone is welcome to join in for the whole route or the part near you. You don’t have to be a church member or believe anything at all.”
Contact Philip West on 01964 603199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Related: Pilgrim Archbishop in Hedon.