The Final Leg of the ‘Two Saints Way’ Walk

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Sally Grieve No Comments

2 Saints Way

The final leg of the High Sheriff Walk for the Two Saints Way 88 mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield, took place on Sunday 1st March 2015 this was the final leg of the walk which started from Farewell to Lichfield Cathedral.

 

Staffordshire Community Foundation were invited to come along to take part and support raising money for this fantastic fund.

The route started at St Bartholomew’s Church, Farewell where a morning communion service was held.  The 3 mile route then headed out, mostly along the ancient pilgrim route of Cross in Hand Lane.

Cross in Hand Lane is so called because pilgrims who had sought hospitality in Farewell would carry a small cross in their hand with them to meditate on as they approached the shrine of St Chad’s in Lichfield. That tradition continues to this day. Emily, Sally & Bev

The route then continued from Farewell to Lichfield as they set off to walk up Dam Street to the Cathedral, they were given a traditional pilgrim’s welcome into Evensong, this also included the opportunity for some to have their feet washed during the service.

Following Evensong, everyone was invited to make the final short walk in a candlelight procession from the Cathedral to St Chad’s Well, which is where the Two Saints’ way ended.

 

Ceremony over well

 

If you didn’t manage to take part in the walk and would still like to make a donation to this fund, you can donate via cheque made payable to;

‘The High Sheriff Fund’

c /o The Staffordshire Community Foundation,

c/o BL157, Staffordshire University

Blackheath Lane

Stafford

ST18 0AD

Ann Fisher

 

With best wishes

Ann.

 

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