Pioneering the Two Kingdoms Way

The spread of Christianity in England was significantly due to the faith of Northumbrian monks bringing the gospel to Mercia - key being St Chad. To mark this journey, a group led by Ann Fisher has been pioneering a commemorative pilgrimage route from Lindisfarne (where St Chad was trained) to Lichfield as his base for ministry in Mercia.

The team are walking the whole 475-mile route in chunks through 2021/22 with the aim of arriving back in Lichfield on St Chad's day, 2 March 2022 coinciding with the celebration of Chad's arrival 1350 years ago. We'll be bringing highlights here:

1. Leaving Lindisfarne

Setting out at dawn on 4 July:

As if tidal footpaths, fog, driving rain and sunburn weren't enough to contend with, callused minstrel Steve Hollinghurst has composed a song to accompany them...

See too our news story anticipating their departure.

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