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Bishops’ Pilgrimage 2019

Walking Together Pilgrimage 2019

6 - 15 March 2019

#WalkingTogether #LentPligrim

The Bishops have completed their walk through the North of the Diocese walking 90 miles over 10 days.  

We are always struck by the passion and commitment with which people are using their gifts and skills to provide high quality services for people in Suffolk and further afield.  Once again, this year’s pilgrimage unearthed real talent in the countryside. For the third consecutive year Bishop Mike and myself walked together in our Lent Pilgrimage. We wanted to meet new and different audiences while providing access to ourselves which helps to enrich our understanding of what it is like for those living and working in Suffolk today. Yet again we found men, women, boys and girls of all ages wanting to walk by our side and chat about their lives. We found this humbling in that they wanted to share their trials and tribulations, their joys and disappointments with us. It was indeed a privilege for us to be part of their day and to be part of their memories as we held wide-ranging discussions".  Bishop Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are more daily pictures and videos from the Pilgrimage on the Bishops’ Facebook page @Bishopscofesuffolk

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Route - All timings approximate.

Wednesday 6 March

9am – 9.30am Ashing Service and Eucharist on Southwold Pier.

10.15 – 10.45am walk to Glochair (opportunity for coffee).

11.30 – 12 noon walk to St Margaret of Antioch, Reydon.

12.15 – 1pm walk to St Peter & St Paul, Wangford for lunch.

1.30 – 2.10pm walk to St Mary, Uggeshall.

2.25 – 2.45pm walk to St Margaret, Stoven.

3.05 – 4.30pm walk to St Peter, Redisham.

4.30pm Evening Prayer at St Peter, Redisham.

7.30pm Ash Wednesday Service at St John the Baptist’s Shadingfield followed by light refreshments.

Notes: Please bring a packed lunch. Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Thursday 7 March

9am Morning Prayer at St Peter, Redisham.

9.25am – 11am walk to St Michael the Archangel, Beccles.

1.00 – 1.40pm St Michael the Archangel, Beccles to Holy Trinity, Barsham.

1.55 – 2.30pm walk to Orthodox chapel.

2.40 – 3.10pm walk to All Saints, Mettingham.

3.25 – 4.00pm walk to Holy Trinity with St Mary, Bungay.

5.30pm Evening Prayer at Holy Trinity with St Mary, Bungay.

Notes:

Public transport only available from Bungay back to Beccles. 

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Lunch options are available in Beccles town.

Friday 8 March

9am Morning Prayer at Holy Trinity with Mary, Bungay. 

9.30am walk to Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton where there is a small café. 

5.45pm Evening Prayer at St John the Baptist, Metfield.

7pm Social Event in Metfield Village Hall.

Notes:

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Sunday 10 March

9.30am Eucharist Service with Bishop Martin at St John, Metfield.

11.00am Contemporary Service with Bishop Mike at St Peter & St Paul, Fressingfield.

2pm walk from St John, Metfield to St Peter & St Paul, Fressingfield

4pm Evening Prayer at St Peter & St Paul, Fressingfield.

Notes:

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Monday 11 March

9am Morning Prayer at St Peter & St Paul, Fressingfield.

9.30 – 10.15am walk to St Andrew, Wingfield.

12.30pm at St Peter & St Paul, Hoxne.

12.45pm Lunch at the Swan Inn, Hoxne.

2pm – 4pm afternoon walk to Eye, via St Nicholas, Oakley (3pm).

4.30pm Evening Prayer at St Peter & St Paul, Eye.

6.30pm Choral Evensong followed by a reception.

Notes:

Limited bus service, please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Tuesday 12 March

9.30am joint School/Parish Mass with Eye Primary School at St Peter & St Paul, Eye.

10.30 – 11.10am walk to St Mary the Virgin, Yaxley.

11.25 – 11.55am walk to St Mary Magdalene, Thornham Magna.

12.10 – 12.35pm walk to Thornham Walks.

2.30 – 3.10pm pm walk to St Mary the Virgin, Mellis.

3.25 – 5.15pm walk to St Mary, Rickinghall.

5.15pm Evening Prayer at St Mary, Rickinghall.

Notes:

There is a café at Thornham Walks for lunch.

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Wednesday 13 March

9am Morning Prayer at St Mary, Rickinghall.

9.30 – 11am walk to Walsham le Willows.

12.45pm lunch at the Blue Boar pub, Walsham le Willows.

2.00 – 3.15pm walk to Wyken Vineyard (shop and café).

4.15 – 5.15pm walk to St Mary, Ixworth.

5.20pm Evening Prayer at All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe.

7.30pm Evening entertainment in the Pykerrell pub, Ixworth.

Notes:

All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe is a five-minute drive away from Ixworth.

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Thursday 14 March

9am Morning Prayer at St Mary, Ixworth.

9.30 – 10.15am walk to Pakenham Water Mill.

10.30 – 11.40am walk to St George, Stowlangtoft.

11.55 – 12.30pm walk to St Mary, Langham.

12.45 – 1pm walk to St Mary, Badwell Ash.

1.15pm Fish and Chips at St Mary, Badwell Ash.

1.45 – 3.15pm walk to St George, Wyverstone.

3.30 – 4pm walk to St Mary the Virgin, Bacton.

4.15pm Evening Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Bacton.

Notes:

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.

Friday 15 March

9am Morning Prayer at St Mary the Virgin, Bacton.

9.30 – 10.45am walk to St Mary, Old Newton.

11 – 12.30pm walk to St Peter & St Mary, Stowmarket. 

Lunch is available at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

5pm Evening Prayer at St Peter & St Mary, Stowmarket.

Notes:

Please arrange your own transport for the return journey.


DAY 1 +Martin Seeley and +Mike Harrison on Pilgrimage - Southwold to Redisham #lentpilgrim #walkingtogether

DAY 2 - +Martin Seeley and +Mike Harrison reflect on the walk from Redisham to Bungay

Day 4 - Bungay to Metfield through The Saints

Day 5 began with inspiring services in Metfield and Fressingfield with rector Susan Loxton

DAY 6 - Fressingfield to Eye

DAY 7 - From school mass in Eye to evening prayer in Rickinghall

DAY 8 - Rickinghall to Ixworth - potters and vineyards

DAY 9 - Ixworth to Bacton #LentPilgrim #walkingtogether

DAY 10 - Bacton to the final stop in Stowmarket