👣 The last full day of this part of the Camino was a peaceful one with time spent with Stourbridge Quakers in the park and time reflecting as a group as we join up with the main Camino tomorrow. It’s been a wonderful time! We also found time to wash our clothes and flags atContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 11”
👣 The Western Camino walked from Stourport to Stourbridge, and were greeted by Extinction Rebellion Stourbridge!
👣 We left Worcester in the morning to head for Stourport and a rendezvous with the Marches Camino. Highlights of the walk included seeing a rare night heron and a spot of wild swimming. We were met in Stourport by some super local rebels with a banner and a melodian. More spontaneous Morris dancing. ThenContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 9”
👣 After a blessing from Tewkesbury Abbey yesterday, walkers were accompanied out of town by well wishing locals including local Green Party councillor Cate Cody. A good walk along the Severn to Upton where the group were met by local supporters. After a lovely walk through countryside with the Malvern hills in sight, finished withContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 7 to 8”
👣 We left the lovely Mary DeCrypt Church in Gloucester for a day that whilst rainy, was thrilling in its flatness. We followed quite a bit of the Severn Way along the River Severn and enjoyed the event at Tewkesbury Baptist Church with Tewkesbury Friends of the Earth!
👣 Western Camino Day 5: Over 20 Caministas left Stroud, after a beautiful silent sit at St Laurence’s Church. We were lead by Hugh from St Laurence’s Church who navigated us to Gloucester! Highlights of the walk were a) reaching the top of the Painswick Beacon for lunch b) some very curious cows and c)Continue reading “Western Camino – Day 5”
👣 Western Camino Day 3: walked to Stroud and were met by The Stroud Red Band! 👣 Western Camino Day 4: Our time in Stroud continued with an interfaith gathering at St Laurence Church. Pilgrims – including the youngest, 9 month old baby Lucas – shared their stories, poetry and songs, along with musical andContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 3 to 4”
We left Zion United Church in Frampton Cotterell and said goodbye to the wonderful Zoe who had cared for us and given us so much heartfelt hospitality. We were blessed by Stephen – we have been richly blessed on this journey so far, and it’s a very pleasant experience (not often encountered in my previousContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 2”
Around 50 people gathered in Bristol Cathedral this morning (9th September) along with Stitches for Survival for the start of the Western part of the Camino to COP. After the important safety briefing (try not to get lost) we lit a candle to mark the start of this sacred journey. We were given a blessingContinue reading “Western Camino – Day 1”