The Bristol to Arundel Pilgrimage 2023

Day 5: Rest Day in Devizes

Today is a rest day and so pilgrims are left to their own Devizes! We encourage pilgrims to attend the public 10am communion service in St James Church, where we are staying, listed below. Devizes is famous for its brewery, but sadly Wadworth no longer do brewery tours. We can however visit the Brewery Tap and Shop. See below for details of the museum, the leisure centre and the launderette. Also we could go back and look at the Caen Hill Locks which we walked past yesterday; a St James parishioner who is also a Caen Hill Locks volunteer is keen to show us around.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 5

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One of our number got up early and ran to see the church at Bishop Cannings in the glorious morning sunshine. Whatever floats your boat... (It's along the canal) Aidan Simons

Pilgrims' Morning Exercises John Chenery

Louise makes friends with the shire horses pulling the Wadworth dray John Chenery

No brewery tour for the pilgrims this year (because Wadworths have moved production to new state of the art premises) John Chenery

Rest Day Launderette Action John Chenery

Clare and her drumkit. Some pilgrims slept in St James Church itself and some in the church hall John Chenery

Pilgrims watch the Lionesses defeating the Matildas, first time we've watched football in church!! Aidan Simons

St James Church, Devizes John Chenery

St James Church, Devizes, where we had joined the Holy Communion service before the football Aidan Simons

Sun setting over the pond behind our church accommodation Aidan Simons