A pilgrimage with a difference... with a dream to span Great Britain from Lowestoft to St Davids.

Via Beata has not been hampered by Covid restrictions!

Although much of the world has been held back by the Covid restrictions during these past few months, The Via Beata project has continued to forge ahead.       Firstly, the large stainless steel sculpture for the South Pier at Lowestoft is complete. Paul Pibworth, the sculptor has been able to get on with this. He […]

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Stretham Artwork is Complete

It took nearly a year of work and then another year to season the wood, but the artwork for Stretham church is complete.  It is a bit unusual for the carving team because it is a ‘true sculpture’ rather than relief work that is normally put onto benches or panels.   This work is also special […]

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Gillian Hulme from Bishop Stortford is the first person (That we know of) to cycle the Via Beata – Here is her account!

Read more at bsm-church.org.uk/ourminister.htm The Via Beata is a new pilgrim route running across the widest part of the country from Lowestoft to St David’s. Conceived as a millennium project wood carver Steve Edrington and his wife Gill have been trying to place prayer way stations every ten miles along this route (for further info […]

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Tools – Carving a Waystation

Each Thursday a group of volunteers who are gradually accumulating hours of carving experience meet in rural Norfolk at the Via Beata headquarters to work on the latest project. As much of this blog is written by our intrepid walkers we wanted to hear a little from the carvers who work on the artworks themselves. […]

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New Waystation At Kirkley in Lowestoft

For some time, things seemed to have been at a standstill in Lowestoft so on the last day of 2017 we visited Lowestoft Community Church. We were given the opportunity to share something of the project with them and we asked them to pray. They must have some good pray-ers there, because on the 12th […]

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Via Beata Meets Intents

Steve and Gill Eggleton were able to be part of ‘Intents’ over the May Bank Holiday weekend by leading one of the workshops. “Intents” is a Youth Camp on a farm in Mid-Norfolk, UK. for year 6 and High School kids with a Christian Ethos. As well as the workshops, there are games, huge water […]

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Sedgefen waystation

Sedgefen waystation

On Sunday 24th November 2013 the way-station at Sedgefen was commissioned.? Following the service for Thanksgiving at Sedgefen Baptist Church, we met with? the Pastor and members of the congregation to pray a blessing upon this? beautiful little way-station. ???? The shelter was built by Tim Playford. It was paid? for by a member of […]

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Kingstock Festival

Steve, Gill and the Seven Cs team, had an amazing and fruitful time at the Kingstock Festival on 2nd to 4th August It was very full on and some very useful contacts made.? There was plenty of opportunity? to explain the project to those living in the area.? In particular, Steve met with Mark Schwier […]

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Sponsored cycle ride

The sponsored cycle ride is progressing extremely well. Welsh T.V. got hold of the story, so the chaps were cheered on their way through Wales by passing motorists tooting at them. They have been welcomed by people on the way, and given places to camp overnight. One very comfortable night in Bromyard sleeping in a […]

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Dedication of new way Station at Roudham Heath

In a very moving, yet simple service, the Rev David Hill from the Quidenham group of parishes, blessed the newest way station. The artwork depicts the verse, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed”, and is a beautiful carved tree, designed by Cathy Stables. ? Each of the colourful birds was carved and […]

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