This year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage is just a few weeks away, on Saturday 21 May. Further details of the programme are now available and we invite you to let us know if you are coming.
Saturday 21 May The 2016 Pilgrimage is on Saturday 21 May and the leader will be the Very Revd Frances Ward, the Dean of St Edmundsbury and Chair of the Little Gidding Trust.
With just a few days until this year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage on Saturday, here are details for those who are coming, including minor changes to the programme for the day, details of parking and car sharing. We look forward very much to welcoming you all, along with our Pilgrimage leader, the Rt Revd Rowan Williams.
The 2015 Pilgrimage is on Saturday 30 May and the leader will be the Rt Revd Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, now Lord Williams of Oystermouth and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. For more information, follow the link.
The weather failed to dampen a great day on Saturday at this year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage. We are delighted to be able to share the addresses or sermons preached by Pilgrimage leader Malcolm Guite at the two main services at Leighton Bromswold in the morning and Little Gidding in the afternoon.
This year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 24 May, and will be led by the Revd Malcolm Guite, Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge and priest at St Edward’s Church Cambridge. For more information, follow the link.
This year’s Little Gidding Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 13 July, and will be led by the Revd Alan Hargrave, Canon Missioner at Ely Cathedral. For more information, follow the link.
Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, and President of the Friends of Little Gidding was leader of this year’s Pilgrimage on 19 May, preaching at the morning Eucharist at Leighton Bromswold, giving reflections at the the five stations on the Pilgrimage Walk, and preaching again at Evensong at Little Gidding. Follow the link to read the sermon he preached to an overflowing church at Evensong.
Saturday’s Pilgrimage was a wonderful occasion. We were blessed with an inspiring set of addresses by Bishop Stephen that wove together the various strands of the lives of the Ferrars, as well as the relevance of George Herbert and T S Eliot, and delivered a message for today. I hope we will be able to publish this in a future Newsletter. We enjoyed warm hospitality at Leighton Bromswold and at Ferrar House, and great company from the near-100 pilgrims. And it did not rain! Frank Burns has written about the day in his blog Serendipities of Life, which includes a few pictures of the day. Frank’s photos, together with more by Paul Skirrow, can also be seen on Facebook. Our thanks to Bishop Stephen, and to everyone who contrubuted to the day!
The 2012 Little Gidding Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 19 May. We are delighted that the President of the Friends, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, will lead the Pilgrimage, presiding at the morning Eucharist and preaching at Evensong. Follow the link below for further details.