A group from St Mary Magdalene Church Wandsworth Common set out today from Southwark to Canterbury.
This is the first parish party of the 2018 season. They left London, with their vicar Philippa Boardman, two weeks ahead of Chaucer’s recommended April.
The pilgrims received a blessing at the early morning Eucharist in Southwark Cathedral before having their Pilgrim Passports stamped in the shop.
The party plan to reach Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday in time for Evensong.
The effort is in aid of funding improvements to their 150 year old church building so that it can be a vibrant focus better serving the community.