A pilgrimage with a difference... with a dream to span Great Britain from Lowestoft to St Davids.
Giant Cross at mid-point of Via Beata
The massive cross, which was carved by the team at Steve Eggleton’s workshop over the past few months, has finally been finished. The relief carving on the cross is of a wild OLIVE TREE grafted in to the cultivated stock, which is Israel. It refers to the passage in Romans chapter 11, where Paul quotes […]
Making our mark
In a cool north easterly wind, the afternoon of Sunday 7th May was spent putting up more way markers on the third section of the route from Bedingham to Hardwick Common. Thankfully, for the most part, we were sheltered from the wind by high hedges on each side. There were ditches on either side, signifying […]
Annual weekend gathering – 1st/2nd April 2017
Following a Bring and Share lunch, Phil Webb’s first talk high-lighted the parallets between Moses and Jesus. Then several groups set out with hammers, nails and waymarkers to walk the Via Beata path around Steve and Gill Eggleton’s home in Banham. It was a useful exercise as it transpired that one or two footpaths […]
Massive cross to be carved
Steve Eggleton and his team started work last Thursday 19th January on what will probably be the biggest Via Beata sculpture across the whole of the trail. It is to be a massive oak cross and will be placed on high ground at the Red Hill Centre at Snitterfield near Stratford upon Avon which […]
Via Beata weekend gathering – 2rd/3rd April
Once the trustees of the project had completed their deliberations on the Saturday morning, we were joined by some 30 supporters for a bread and soup lunch. After this we heard the first of Phil Webb’s four talks on the theme of discipleship. We all found these talks inspiring and challenging. We are thrilled to […]
Commissioning of the Bluntisham Way Station
Over seventy people, including children, attended the commissioning of the new way station in St Mary’s church in Bluntisham on Sunday 28th February following a lively Cafe Church breakfast in the church hall. Rt Revd David Thomson, Bishop suffragan of Huntingdon, blessed the new installation over the arch in the church porch. After he […]
Extending the Via Beata route westwards into the Midlands
On Saturday 13th February, I was joined by Nigel Sykes, to try out the planned route from the way station at Grace Fellowship in Little Stukeley to Little Gidding in Northamptonshire, an easy walk of around 9 miles. One of TS Elliot’s Four Quartets is named after the hamlet and there is a Christian retreat […]
The Via Beata team wish to point out an error in the Winter 2015 – 2016 newsletter. Contrary to what was written, we will need a faculty for the way station at Letterston in Wales.
New Installation at Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire
Everyone involved had a wonderful day fitting the Bluntisham artwork in place in the north porch of St Mary’s. The artwork was designed by Cecily Marshall from Bluntisham, with Steve Eggleton working up the final version. The carving of the many figures took place at the youth camp, Intents, and two workshops at […]
Carving for Bluntisham Way Station
Men from Fincham’s Farm are at work carving relief angels for the art-work at Bluntisham.