A pilgrimage for Creation Care

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On Saturday 1st October 2022 a small group of pilgrims (and their dogs!) assembled at Cubert Church for a short act of worship before setting off on a walk through the local countryside. Along the way, we paused every now and then to observe the landscape around us, reflect on the ways in which humanity interacts with the earth and pray for God’s call on our lives to care well for the planet.

On Holywell beach, after scrambling into the cave and viewing the holy well there, we grouped ourselves on the sand and Bishop Hugh of St Germans led a service of Holy Communion. For many of us this was the highlight of the day as we were invited to reflect on the meal shared by the risen Jesus on the beach with his disciples (John 21: 9 – 14) and to share wine and locally grown and made bread. On the return to Cubert we visited a second holy well and joined in a second short service of reflection in the church. Tea and cake in the local bakery rounded off the day to everyone’s satisfaction!

Elly Sheard, Canon for Creation Care

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