Hurst Virtual Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and Sponsored Walk

From Pentecost 31 May 2020 to St Aidan's Day 31 August 2020 

UPDATE! THe sponsoreed walk raised £4500! £1000 was given to the Smallshaw Hurst Community Action Group for the Food Pantry. 

The idea of this Virtual Pilgrimage combined with a sponsored walk came to Revd Liz in prayer. 

The virtual pilgrimage is to Lindisfarne, via a host of holy sites along the way. The length of the journey is 309 miles. Revd Liz has committed to walk 309 miles locally and is seeking sponsorship for this challenge to raise funds for St John's Church! We had set a target of £2000 - we have doubled that amount and you can still donate!  You can donate now. Please put #HurstVirtualPilgrimage in the comments as well as any good wishes!

Where does the virtual pilgrimage come in I here you cry?! Revd Liz has planned a walking route to Lindisfarne of 309 miles calling at various holy sites along the way. As she walks around this area she will keep a check on how many miles she walks and plot them on the Pilgrimage Map. At each holy site she visits virtually there will be prayers  and a virtual welcome from the people at that place. Revd Liz will share stories of the places she visits and of the saints associated with them. So we can learn and pray together as we enter into this pilgrimage - a journey of the heart. 

The idea is that Revd Liz will have walked 309 miles and we will have reach Lindisfarne on our Virtual Pilgrimage by 31st August, the day the church celebtates St Aidan of Lindisfarne. Revd Liz has completed the pilgrimage on 31st August. Read about the whole pilgrimage here! Week 13 and 14 are the last few days of the pilgrimage whch include walking across the Pilgrim Posts. 

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 

Visit the Video pages of the website or click below to see videos from the Pilgrimage! 

Hurst Virtual Pilgrimage   Bishop Mark Blessing    Blessing from Jerusalem 

Fr David Warner Blessing      Revd Canon Rachel Firth Blessin The Very Revd Simon Cowling 

Archbishop Elect Stephen Cottrell    The Revd Canon Dr Vicky Johnson Revd Margaret Young at Easingwold  St Mary's Whitby St Hilda's Whitby  The Revd Canon Charlie Allen Durham Cathedral 

The Very Revd Geoff Miller Newcastle Cathedral  Welcome To Sunderland The Revd Chris Howson  Welcome to Alnmoth Friary  The Revd Alison Hardy Embleton Parish Church  St Aidan's Bamburgh

Thank you for Hurst Virtual Pilgrimage     Welcome to St Mary's Lindisfarne   What does a Pilgrim Carry?   Walking Over the Pilgrim Posts    Final Prayer of Hurst Virtual PIlgrimage


Below is the Pilgrimage Prayer 

Below is a blessing from Bishop David



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