Voyage of the Bolero 2 : From Brundall Church Moorings to Norwich

In the morning we set sail for Norwich. It is a lovely bit of river

On the way we passed – The Ferry House at Surlingham

and the Waters’ Edge at Bramerton .  And planned to return to Surlingham on our way back.

On our way into Norwich we passed under the Postwick Viaduct

Then enter the River Wensum at the site of  Carrow Priory, where it is believed Mother Julian had been a nun before becoming an anchorite. Shortly after we went under the Julian Bridge, close to St. Julian’s Church, where pilgrims may still visit her cell.

Passing under Foundary Bridge we moored at the Norwich Yacht Station opposite Paul’s Ferry, the medieval water gate into the Cathedral precincts.  It was not looking its best in the heavy rain that had set in!

From the moorings to the Cathedral the way led passed a very wet Lollards’ Pit.  Those responsible for the burning of heretics (including some of our Loddon Lollards) would have been hard pressed to light a fire on a day like we were enjoying! Crossing Bishop’s Bridge, our destination was visible

On arrival at the Cathedral we paid our respects to Edith Cavell  and St. Felix  before sharing in the worship of the Cathedral at the mid-day Eucharist.

The faith that St. Felix planted in  East Anglian soil so long ago seems to be flourishing still!



Author: norfolkpilgrim

Retired CofE clergyperson. Thinking globally acting locally. Here we have no abiding city.

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