Send off from York Minster

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. The pilgrims for the day were myself and John, Poppy, Linda, Simon, Jennifer, Celia and two dogs Guiness and Willow. All received badges.

The pilgrims for the day
The pilgrims for the day

We gathered outside for the photo and then set off through the holiday makers and sight seers in York to arrive at the cycle track where for a little way we were accompanied by Marjorie and Isaac.

Soon after they left us Sharon and Leia (on scooter) met us and were with us when we got to our first stop of the day at St Aelreds church where Fr Bill and Catherine made us most welcome. A further mile passed before St Thomas of Osbaldwick and members of Heslington church; Christine, Harry, Margaret, Peter, Peter, Sue, Angela, Bruno, Lucas and Grace prayed with us.

Sharon and Leia
Sharon and Leia
Lunch at Murton
Lunch at Murton

St James Murton gave us more support in the form of Rose Enid, Margaret, Bob and Sue and we were able to lunch there in the cool of the shadow of the church.

The sun got hot so it was a great blessing to find Ann Proctor at St Mary Warthill, who ministerd to us with drinks and rest and more welcome drinks were available from Sr Margaret Ann, Delyth and Michael at St Mary’s Gate Helmsley. We finally made it into Stamford Bridge, crossing the old railway viaduct and Fran was at St John the Baptist to welcome us.

A good day!


Statistics for the day

Accompanying walkers 9

Donations £88

Kissing Gates 0

Scrabble (since the last time: John 3 Nancy 0

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