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Bishop of Dorking makes his mark for Guildford Cathedral

Date: 28 May 2014
THE BISHOP OF DORKING Not having a head for heights and therefore terrified at the prospect of abseiling from the Cathedral tower, I have been wondering what I could do to raise funds for the ‘Make your Mark’ Cathedral Appeal and keep my feet on terra firma! I have decided to walk the Pilgrims’ Way, as it exists in the diocese, and to ask people and parishes to consider sponsoring me. Historians are somewhat divided as to whether the Winchester to Canterbury Pilgrims’ Way was ever really used by pilgrims to Thomas Becket’s shrine, but it is likely that the towns and churches along the route benefited from its existence, so I thought the Cathedral should as well! I will be walking the thirty odd miles of the Pilgrims’ Way across the diocese over three days 7-9 July, so just before General Synod meets – quite a good way to prepare, I think. My plan is: Day One, Monday 7th July: Wrecclesham to Puttenham, passing through the parishes of Wrecclesham, Farnham, Seale, Puttenham and Wanborough Day Two, Tuesday 8th July: Puttenham to Shere, passing through Puttenham, Compton, Guildford St Nicolas, Shalford, St Martha’s, Albury and Shere. Day Three, Wednesday 9th July: Shere to Dorking, passing through Shere, Abinger, Wotton, Ranmore, Dorking St Martin and Headley with Box Hill. Please consider supporting me and the Cathedral. You can do it by clicking on www.everyclick.com/bishopianwalkpilgrimsway or through the website www.guildfordcathedralmym.com or by writing a cheque to Guildford Cathedral and sending it to Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill Guildford GU2 7UP Thank you for your support. +Ian

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