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Bishop of Norwich's Covid-19 prayer pilgrimage

The Bishop of Norwich will be undertaking a pilgrimage of prayer for relief from the Covid-19 pandemic along the Walsingham Way from Norwich Anglican Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, over three days next week.

“Pilgrimage is a meaningful journey to a sacred place. It provides the opportunity to step out of the non-stop busyness of our lives, to seek a time of quiet and reflection,” says Bishop Graham Usher. “I’m intent on using this time to seek God’s heart and healing for all those affected by coronavirus. Do look out for me if I’m passing through your neighbourhood and please do all join me in praying during this time.”

Stopping to pray at some of the churches en route, Bishop Graham will be praying for those who are mourning loved ones, as well as the effects of the pandemic on livelihoods and the economy. Sometimes he will be joined by a member of the local clergy. 

His pilgrimage will be starting with morning prayer at the Cathedral on Monday 13 July and a blessing by the Dean at 8am outside the Cathedral west doors. The Bishop will then walk through the city via Tombland and Colegate, then out through Drayton, Taverham and Ringland , ending the first day’s walk around 1 pm at Weston Longville Church.

His journey will begin again the next day with morning prayer at Weston Longville, then on through Lyng, Elsing and Swanton Morley, aiming to end at North Elmham Cathedral ruin around 1pm.

The final leg of the Bishop’s pilgrimage on Wednesday 15 July will begin from North Elmham with morning prayer, then continue through Great Ryburgh, Stibbard, Kettlestone, Little Snoring, Great Snoring, Little Walsingham and conclude at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham at around 3pm. 

Read more at Diocese of Norwich.

Pictured above is Bishop Graham Usher.


Keith Morris, 11/07/2020

Keith Morris

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