Extended Team: Pilgrimage to Canterbury 14th-15th November by Esther Ketskemety

 Canterbury pilgrimage - stained glass

Canterbury pilgrimage - stained glass

Every year the team go on an away trip to deepen fellowship and faith. This year the trip began with a meal the evening before, so those who couldn't come away could join in with this.

We left early next morning by train for the village of Wye in Kent, and from there we walked the 14 and a half miles to Canterbury, along the North Downs Way. It took us 7 hours, and was dark when we finally reached Canterbury Cathedral. We rushed to Evensong with 2 minutes to spare! We walked through fields, up steep hills and along orchards and through woods once teeming with robbers, lying in wait for pilgrims.

The next day we attended Eucharist in the Cathedral Crypt, built by none other than our own St.Anselm! Our legs and feet were sore, but we felt a sense of achievement and gratitude to have arrived safely at our sacred destination, in the footsteps of countless other pilgrims seeking to come closer to God. 

  left to right, Jenny Morgans, Angus Aagaard, Esther Ketskemety, Rodney Ovenden, Alison Kennedy and Celia Gibbs. (Luke Steven took the photo)

 left to right, Jenny Morgans, Angus Aagaard, Esther Ketskemety, Rodney Ovenden, Alison Kennedy and Celia Gibbs. (Luke Steven took the photo)