Members of the East Cleveland Walsingham Cell were joined by Father Robert Stretton of the Society of the Sacred Mission and were also blest with heatwave conditions for the duration of their stay; with the temperature on the Wednesday hitting over 90 degrees!
During the pilgrimage, members spent time in prayer, in worship and in fellowship. Pilgrims were also asked to act as readers and as sidemen during the shrine’s own services, while Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, was assisted by Father Robert Stretton and Father Valerie Haynes, the Rector of Skelton, to lead the Cell’s daily worship.
Father Adam said, “This year we enjoyed a holy pilgrimage, which was genuinely intermixed with real joy and fellowship! It has been good to spend such quality time together as fellow Christians and to enjoy the exceptional late summer sunshine in such beautiful surroundings.”
The Church of England East Cleveland Walsingham Cell meets once an month here in East Cleveland and is planning another pilgrimage next year.
All are welcome to attend our services and events and further information can be found at http://loftusparish.co.uk/walsingham-cell/