Saturday October 28th was a good day for Walk 8, from St Mary and All Saints Fillongley churchyard to All Saints Allesley, led by Ian – a group of twenty, with three joining in from Corley Moor.
As on previous walks, the group blessed Fillongley and Allesley, using a Caim, or “encircling prayer” from the Celtic Christian tradition – Circle ……, Lord. Keep protection near and danger afar etc. At a point near the source of the River Sherbourne we again prayed the Caim for all who walk the course of the Sherbourne.
We made good progress, despite some challenging stiles (why are holly bushes sited next to stiles, or vice versa?) until our stopping-point for saying the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation together.
At our destination, All Saints Allesley, we blessed Allesley, using the Caim again. We received a warm welcome along with excellent cakes.
We look forward to the final walk of the Pilgrimage on November 24th to our destination, Coventry Cathedral.