Exeter Pilgrimage 2012

Day 2: Bath to Chew Magna

God's Role: Our Father
Who is God the Father?

Our pilgrimage this year departs from the city of Bath, our first visit to the city since the one and only time on the Wessex walk in 1986. We leave Bath on one of the flatest routes possible, following the river Avon west, before leaving the river to get our first taste of the Somerset countryside. Unlike last year's first day we leave the city within a fast 3 miles of walking, but similarly to that day our starting direction is west. We pass through the villages of Newton St Loe, Stanton Prior and Marksbury on our way to Compton Dando for lunch at the Compton Inn. With the majority of the days walking done, we follow the river Chew on its course to Stanton Drew for our main service, before a further dash to Chew Magna.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 2

Inside the church was a memorial to the Langton family which could only be accessed to via a stile Michael Gamble

Patrick and Becky lead our first God stop on about Genesis/creation at the Holy Trinity, Newton St Loe Michael Gamble

Due to the new format, Sarah can't even edit pictures of her out in the evening! Jonathan Gamble

We walked through a picturesque estate with a lake Michael Gamble

God's green and pleasant land. Isaac Leaver

#Godwin walks through a cornfield Michael Gamble

St Thomas a Becket, Pensford which is no longer a church, but the tower remains open to the public Michael Gamble

Pilgrims enjoy a drinks stop at Marksbury and allow the frontmarkers to get ahead on Michael Gamble

Today we volunteered to front mark with Ann and Henriette so no time for near real time tweeting John Chenery

Not a great day for front marking on . Within one minute ofstarting off from the hall, we were engulfed in a huge thunde ... John Chenery

Kevin sleeping through the Eucharist tut tut Fran Gamble

New pilgrims picking up their crosses Jonathan Gamble

Helen doesn't like the look of this puddle Michael Gamble