A small group of Hednesford parishioners and friends of the shrine are walking from Lichfield Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hednesford on Saturday 26th September.
They are walking to raise funds to improve security and safety at the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hednesford and the work of Pye Green Christian Centre for the homeless in our area.
Bishop David McGough, an Ecumenical Canon of Lichfield Cathedral, and the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, will bless them on their way.
They will be joined on the walk by Mgr Timothy Menezes, the Dean of St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham and a good friend of the Shrine.
Their walk forms part of the Two Saints Way. In the Middle Ages Pilgrims travelled the 92-mile route between the Cathedral Cities of Chester and Lichfield and would have visited the shrines of St Werburgh at Chester, St Wulfad in Stone and St Chad in Lichfield. They hope to walk other stages of the Pilgrimage Way in the future.
To make a donation to Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford, see: https://investmycommunity.com/our-lady-of-lourdes-hednesford-2312
Picture: Fr Jeremy Howard, parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford.