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

Creative workshops for new art-work at Leamington Hastings

  Over the last few weeks, a small team of trainee wood-carvers have been meeting in Steve Eggleton’s barn in Banham to work on the latest art-work.   It will be sited in the south porch of All Saints church in Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire. It comprises two carved oak balconies, which will be fitted on […]

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Dedication of the cross at Red Hill Christian Centre celebration

On Sunday 6th August, Steve and Gill Eggleton had the joy of joining some of the many supporters of the Red Hill community as they celebrated 25 years as a retreat centre. An added privilege was being with them as they appointed Tom Brooker as their new director.   Remarkably, the dedication of the cross […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Faculty needed

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.

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