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Poppy’s Pilgrimage Diary: Day 2 – Stamford Bridge to Kirkham Priory

Priory 900 Co-ordinator Penelope Weston: “Today was definitely a boots day – I’d worn sandals on Day 1 – as we followed the course of the Derwent, more or less, all along the route.” Continue reading
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Poppy’s Pilgrimage Diary: Day 1 – York Minster to Bridlington Priory

Priory 900 Co-ordinator Penelope Weston: “A good first day! Weather fine and sunny throughout, becoming really warm in the middle of the day. Note to self: take more water!” Continue reading
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The York to Bridlington Pilgrimage begins

Pilgrims for the day After a two day rest to re-gather ourselves we had a brilliant send off from York Minster with the dean, Vivienne Faulds taking us down in the crypt by the shrine of St William of York, to pray for us and send us out on our journey. Continue reading
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Pilgrimage for All: BBC Radio Humberside

If you missed the BBC Radio Humberside coverage for our ‘Pilgrimage for All’, you can listen again until Sunday 25th July. Continue reading
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The Prequel is Completed!

John Barry carol Julia Steve Paul Karen Nancy The last few days have seen greater mileages per day and more people walking with us. Continue reading
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Bishop Auckland to Osmotherley

Giant Hogweed by the River Tees Our journeying this week has been mostly river path along the Tees and field paths. So easy flat walking you would think. Some of the trouble has been that the field paths have been either overgrown or non-existent, which has meant we have had more road waking than we would have liked. Continue reading
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Mostly about Durham – interest in the Project

We managed to arrive in Durham in glorious sunshine in time for the prayers at the shrine of St Cuthbert in the cathedral. It felt very right to light a candle there and join in the prayers along with others and was good to meet Robin and Janet from York there. Continue reading
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Hexham send off and walking to Durham

Hexham Abbey celebrating 900 years since re-founding by the Augustinians We are now walking the stretch of the route between Hexham in Northumberland and the River Tees which takes us into North Yorkshire through county Durham. It started with a service at Hexham Abbey entitled ‘Journeying without stuff’. We were welcome by curate, Phil Mellor-Smith and The Rector, Graham Usher. Graham interviewed us about the pilgrimage asking such searching questions as ‘Why put yourself through this?’ and ‘What are the essentials for your journey?’ and ‘How can the church learn from her heritage but let go of the past and journey in mission into the future? Not sure how well we answered but the congregation seemed to have their interest piqued and we were engaged in lots of conversations afterwards. Continue reading
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Fundraising for Excellent/Priory 900 Pilgrimage T-Shirts

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We recently set up a Just Giving page for the Priory 900 pilgrimage from York Minster to Bridlington Priory. Whether someone you know is taking part in the Pilgrimage or you would just like to support us, we are grateful for anything you can donate to our chosen charity (Excellent, Pioneers of Sand Dams) on our behalf.

Are you joining us on our pilgrimage from York Minster to Bridlington Priory? Why not wear a limited edition Priory 900 t-shirt for the occasion?

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Over the Pennines to Hexham

These last three days have seen the hardest stretch of walking on the pilgrimage. We have been walking along the edge of the Whin Sill which the Romans used to save digging a ditch on the northern side of Hadrian’s Wall. It has been very scenic countryside and we have met plenty of walkers who are ‘doing’ the Wall from east to west. Quite a number have been from Europe and it seems fitting in a way that the Auxilliaries in the Roman Army who manned the Wall came from various parts of the Roman Empire and would speak their own language as well as being drilled in Latin so they could understand their commanding Legionaries.  Continue reading
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