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Little Gidding Pilgrimage
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- A walk through the Huntingdonshire countryside from George Herbert’s church at Leighton Bromswold to Nicholas Ferrar’s tomb at Little Gidding. The 2019 Pilgrimage will be led by Canon Mark Oakley, Dean of Chapel at St John’s College, Cambridge, and formerly Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.
10.30 am: Pilgrimage Communion
at Leighton Bromswold Church
whose restoration was funded by George Herbert and directed by the Ferrars.
12 noon: Lunch
Enjoy lunch with fellow pilgrims
(lunch tickets available, or bring your own).
1 pm: First Station
at Leighton Bromswold
The Pilgrimage Walk begins from the Hundred Stone outside Leighton Bromswold churchyard.
2 pm: Second Station at Salome Wood
2.15 pm: Pilgrimage Walk continues.
2.45 pm: Third Station at Hamerton
3 pm: Pilgrimage Walk continues, cutting across the meadow to Steeple Gidding.
3.45 pm: Fourth Station
at Steeple Gidding Church
4.00 pm: Pilgrimage Walk continues to Little Gidding.
4.15 pm: Fifth Station
at the Tomb of Nicholas Ferrar
All gather around the tomb of Nicholas Ferrar. Followed by …
at Little Gidding Church
5.30 pm: Tea at Ferrar House
The walk from Leighton Bromswold to Little Gidding is about five miles, mostly along the country roads. Sturdy shoes are recommended. If sunny, don’t forget to bring hats and water. Drinks and toilets available at Hamerton. It will be possible to join in along the route, particularly at the Stations, where there will be a pause and a short act of worship and commemoration. Timing of intermediate Stations approximate.
We will co-ordinate drivers’ return to Leighton Bromswold. For more information see www.littlegidding.org.uk/pilgrimage
We are using Eventbrite to take reservations and pre-payments for the Pilgrimage. This year you can buy an all-inclusive ticket which covers Lunch at Leighton Bromswold and Tea at Little Gidding, together with a donation to Leighton Bromswold and Little Gidding Churches and a contribution to other Pilgrimage costs. Large groups are invited to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org before booking.
To assist with catering, the refund deadline is Saturday 11 May, one week before the Pilgrimage. Should you need to cancel after this date, you won't be able to do so through Eventbrite, but please get in touch with us via email@example.com and we'll do our best to sort things out.
- Start Date
- End Date
- Start location
- Address Line 1
- St Mary's Church
- Leighton Bromswold
- PE28 5AX
- End location
- Address Line 1
- St John's Church
- Little Gidding
- PE28 5RJ
- What To Bring
- Sturdy shoes are recommended. If sunny, don’t forget to bring hats and water.
- 5 miles
- Easy Access