A Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing

Between Advent 2015 and Trinity 2016 I will be engaging in a
Diocesan Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing. I am therefore
writing to invite you to participate in this Pilgrimage, whether through
prayer or in person.
The vision for this Pilgrimage lies in the roots of our Christian
Heritage. As I have prayed and waited on God, I have been inspired
by the great Northern Saints, such as Aidan, Cuthbert, and Hilda who
took to the road to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

A Pilgrimage of Prayer – As I walk, I will be taking time to listen to
God for His will for us as a Diocese. I will be using the surroundings as
an inspiration to intercede for all who live in this fantastic part of God’s
kingdom. As I meet with people and talk about their hopes and
dreams, their fears and disappointments, I will also pray with them,
knowing that each time we cry out to God, He hears and responds.

A Pilgrimage of Witness – I will be taking every opportunity, like
Aidan, to talk to all those with whom I meet about the love of God
made visible in Jesus Christ. I long for the people I meet to be
refreshed in faith and hope in Christ, possibly for the first time.

#A Pilgrimage of Blessing – As I walk I will be keeping watch for
those places where God’s Kingdom is breaking in and seeking to
bless them. This will in turn inspire further intercession that we may
see more of the power of God making a difference amongst us.

To those of you who will be providing hospitality of sanctuary and
refectory, I want to say a huge thank you. As we meet and pray
together, I pray that we may be a mutual blessing on to another.
See you on the road! With every blessing,

Archbishop Sentamu

The Archbishop’s pilgrimage brings him to the Upper Derwent
We are delighted to welcome the Archbishop as he walks through our
villages. We hope that many of you will join him for some or all of
this very special journey.

0830 – 0900
Morning Prayer at St Matthew’s, Hutton Buscel, led by the Archbishop

0900 – 0922
Walk to Wykeham Church via the footpath past the caravan site (0.72
miles) accompanied by parishioners

0930 – 10.00
Archbishop to visit Wykeham C of E Primary School to meet children
staff and governors.

1000 – 1100
Walk to Cayley lane, Brompton via Ruston and A170 (1.57 miles)
accompanied by parishioners.

1100 – 1130
Archbishop to visit Glaves Butchers for a tour of the business and to
meet staff

1130 – 1220
Walk to Wydale Hall via Brompton Church (1.57 miles) accompanied
by parishioners.

1220 – 1300
Archbishop to visit Wydale Hall to meet with visitors and staff, and for
lunch

1300 – 1315
Travel by car to Snainton School

1315 – 1345
Visit to Snainton School to meet children, staff and Governors

1345 – 1355
Travel by car to St Stephen’s, Snainton

1355 -1415
Inspect church and meet with church wardens

1415
Archbishop to depart to Ellerburn by car

 

Pilgrimage Prayer
God of Our Pilgrimage, Thank You for Your Friendship.
Be the Fire Leading Us. Be the Star Guiding Us.
Be the Good Shepherd Calling Us. May the Spirit, Strengthen Us
For All that Lies Ahead. May Your Holy Angels, Surrounding Us:
Watch, Defend and Protect Us Against All Evil. Amen

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