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

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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New way station at Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire

On Thursday 21st June Steve and Gill Eggleton and Keith Drewery set off early in the morning to install the art-work and benches at Leamington Hastings in Warwickshire.         The art-work was made by the Via Beata team from Banham. The painting on the figures was done by youngsters at ‘Intents’ Christian youth […]

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Via Beata trail reaches Wales

A couple of weeks ago, Lorie Lain-Rogers and I set off to find a route from Worcester Cathderal through to Hay-on-Wye, this time using a caravan.  This gave us more flexibility than using the motorhome as previously. I had studied the long distance paths in this area and used three of them.  The Three Rivers […]

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Via Beata weekend 2018

The eagerly anticipated annual gathering of Via Beata supporters with the opportunity to greet old friends and make some new ones began, as usual, with a shared lunch supplemented with tasty homemade soups.         After a briefing, supporters set out with maps, Via Beata signs and tools to waymark the section between Roudham […]

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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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