09 October 2017
The Revd Canon Cameron Martin (Team Rector of St Hugh’s Church Old Brumby and Rural Dean of Manlake) is currently on a hiking pilgrimage. Here, he writes on the routes and reasons for the trip...
I’m currently undertaking a hiking pilgrimage with eight people from St Hugh’s Church, Old Brumby.
Brian Camm and Chris Curtis joined me on a meandering walk from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela (665km), which left on Monday, 2nd October 2017. Jenny Camm will join our group on 15th October at Leon (296km), with the Revd Julia Clark and Stuart Clark, Julie Parker, Pam Cook and Eileen Curtis joining on the 22nd, 24km before Sarria (139km). We will end our pilgrimage walking adventure with a Pilgrim Mass at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral on the evening of Sunday, 29th October.
Along the way we will soak up the rich cultural, spiritual and scenic heritage of the Camino in Northern Spain, as described below. Five of us (the Revd Julia Clark, Julie Parker, Pam Cook, Jenny Camm and myself) are using this opportunity to raise money for three worthy charities:
The Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Goole Hospital
and The Forge Project Drop-in Centre on Cottage Beck Road, Scunthorpe (The Forge is a local charity that supports homeless people).
There is an opportunity, if you wish, to support the charities mentioned. Please see the charities’ websites for further information, or you may send a cheque, made payable to St Hugh’s Church, with a completed copy of the sponsorship form published below. Please send the completed form and cheque to: The Revd Julia Clark, 13 Rivelin Crescent, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 2AL.
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From St Jean-du-Port to Santiago de Compostela (760km)
The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The French Way or the Camino Frances is the Jacobean itinerary with the most deep-rooted historical tradition and it is the most popular one. Some 250,000 people coming from all corners of the world walk this every year. Over 60% of the pilgrims choose the Camino Frances because it is the route where you can get the most of the ‘pilgrim experience’. There are many pilgrims that you will meet on your journey and there are many facilities that cater for pilgrims. It is also the best waymarked route of all.
Please keep the group in your prayers as they make their pilgrimage.
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