St Mary Magdalene Wandsworth Common: First parish on pilgrimage

Vicar Philippa Boardman in the cathedral shop where passports were stamped

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.

First stop after passing through Borough Market was The George Inn where a large temporary outdoor TV screen was broadcasting a weather forecast featuring some rain.

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.

Standing on the parish’s own stone in the cathedral
Some of the Wandsworth walkers at The George Inn in Southwark’s Borough High Street

One thought on “St Mary Magdalene Wandsworth Common: First parish on pilgrimage”

  1. Many thanks Leigh, for coming out to see us off from Southwark, your tweets and most of all your info and advice in your guide. Great stuff, invaluable. A pilgrimage we would recommend to many.

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