Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Hello! Who am I? What am I doing here?

Just to recap. My name's Vince Cross, and I'm doing a series of circular walks visiting every Anglican church in Peterborough diocese - at a rate of one walk every ten days so far. I'm about fifty churches into the adventure now (only about 350 to go!), and to read from the beginning, you'll have to scroll down to the bottom and look at each post in turn. Or if you're the kind of person who can cope with working in reverse, you can start here, challenge time's arrow and feel as if you're getting younger page by page.

My Main (and Only) Rule is that each walk has to start and finish somewhere on a previously described circle. Easier than being a Benedictine.

Each incumbent gets a card (probably courtesy of the Royal Mail) to say that I've been wandering around her/his churchyard or church, and that I've prayed for them and the congregation in that place. This is the front of the card they receive: it's a picture I took a few years ago in Lodz. The symbolism seemed to be right.

The purpose is to celebrate our oneness as Christians from different traditions, to say we are more joined than separated.

The blog is also something of an urban/pastoral idyll - a celebration of an English county at this time: the kind of thing a less grumpy Wainwright might have written if he'd liked walking on the flat.

Each post finishes with a prayer reflecting what I felt that day.

If you want to, please write to me at vincecrossmusic@gmail.com

Or if you want to know more about what I do, please visit www.vincecross.co.uk

If you want to use any of the material from this blog, I expect I'll be delighted. But just in case, please check with me first, as of course you would.

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