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May they find joy and hope

The Bishop of Norwich, The Rt Revd Graham Usher, said:

“I walked the Walsingham Way last year at the end of the first lockdown.

see the earlier post

As I walked the lanes and fields of Norfolk there was an inner unwinding from the tensions of the pandemic. As I approached Walsingham I was conscious that I was in step with countless others through history, singing with Mary that ‘my spirit rejoices in God’. I hope that many people will put on their walking shoes and set out. May this new pilgrim route help them find joy and hope.’”

Feast of Julian of Norwich

On this wet and windy 8th May thoughts of a summer pilgrimage come to mind.

……….. the Wherryman’s Way may be walked as a pilgrim path in its own right, tracing Christianity’s development from 7th Century mission stations on the coast to the modern cathedral city Mother Julian called home.

And it can be undertaken on the water by boat….

During Lockdown

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Walsingham Way when it is safe to travel. For the time being:

Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives

In the meantime use these pages to travel in heart and mind, through the heart of Norfolk, to England’s Nazareth. A warm welcome awaits. For the time being stay local, keep safe and discover pilgrim paths where you live. Are there places you can walk in or to?

  • Of personal, local, or national historical importance.
  • To “Consider the birds of the air and the flowers of the field’;
  • Walk by the waterside
  • Somewhere above the hurlyburly.
  • Perhaps, with a view.
  • To watch the sunrise and set,
  • Or contemplate the night sky,
  • That give a perspective on life.
  • Where prayer has been valid’
  • Thin places that bring you close to the mystery some call God.
Here’s some Norfolk Pilgrim made earlier