On St George’s Day, Saturday 23rd March the FHL Wyre Forest Group organised an Emmaus Pilgrimage Walk to St Mary’s Church at Harvington Hall, Worcestershire (a 16th Century Manor House, renowned for having 7 Priest Holes).

In bright sunshine and a cool breeze, 27 walkers starting from 3 different locations (Stourport, Stourbridge, and Kidderminster) and from a variety of local Anglican and Catholic Parishes, made their way (between 4 and 7 miles) on mainly country footpaths to meet together in the Priest’s Garden at St Mary’s for tea/coffee and biscuits, followed by a picnic.

The event concluded with a brief ecumenical service for the walkers and helpers in the Church conducted by Canon John Moran (St Mary’s RC Church), Rev Robert Legge (Kidderminster East Anglican Parish) and Deacon John O’Brien (St Wulstan’s RC Church).

It was a wonderful occasion of shared fellowship and prayer as well as raising around £2500 from sponsorship of the walkers.

“We were delighted with the turnout of walkers, young and old, and the support they had from friends, family and parishioners. At this time of so much conflict in the world, with so many worthy causes that need support, it is easy to forget the suffering of needy Christian Families in the Holy Land. We would like to thank all those involved in the day for remembering them.” commented Stephen Brown, Chairman, FHL Wyre Forest Group