A pilgrimage with a difference... with a dream to span Great Britain from Lowestoft to St Davids.
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.
Workshop at Bluntisham
The photo shows men, women and children from Bluntisham hard at work painting figures for the sculpture that will form the Way Station in St Mary’s church, Bluntisham. It illustrates the scripture from Luke 13 saying that people will come from the East and the West and north and south and will take their places […]
Great results from latest visit to Wales
Steve and Gill Eggleton’s recent visit to Wales Steve and Gill Eggleton have recently returned from an action packed visit to Wales taking the project forward on several fronts. They started with an exploration of the area around Weobley, which is the natural place for the next way-station to the east of Hay-on Wye. The […]
Bluntisham workshop full to capacity
St Mary’s Church in Bluntisham was the scene of excited activity last weekend when families from the village and surrounding area came together to carve relief figures for a wooden sculpture which will eventually be placed over the arched doorway in the porch. When completed it will become a way station on the […]