A pilgrimage with a difference... with a dream to span Great Britain from Lowestoft to St Davids.
Via Beata Supporter’s Supper
Each April we have a supporter’s supper where Steve is able to share updates with friends, supporters and those who pray for the Via Beata. There is a whole year of developments and much to be grateful for. This year we were joined by Daniel Holland who is the evangelist for Through Faith Missions. This […]
New Waystations and Old Friends.
Steve and Gill have travelled down to St. David’s and back. Here is the account of their adventure. We left here at 5.30 on Saturday morning, which meant that we were able to have breakfast at 8 am at the Corley services on the M6. From there, we drove on to meet with Ray […]
Commissioning of the Lowestoft Artwork
A sailboat with red sails was beating up against the wind close to the wall of the South Pier at Lowestoft while the new way station was being commissioned. On the Pier, the Great Yarmouth brass band, resplendent in navy blue with gold piping, struck up the tune of “Eternal Father strong to save”. The […]
Steve and Gill Head West
On Saturday the 4th of September, we had the joy of joining Through Faith Missions for their annual conference and celebration after completion of their Walk The Way Mission. Many testimonies of lives touched and the Lord’s wonderful provision. We presented Tim and Georigina with the carved board for their new office. It was made […]
Walk The Way – Through Faith Missions
What a delight it was to have Through Faith Missions team walking from both ends of the trail to the middle, sharing the gospel as they went. We met up with some of those walking when they visited Rowancroft.
Bench Way-Station at Knightwick in Worcestershire
It was the 24th of May when Steve and Gill arrived at the Knightwick hotel in Worcestershire, to deliver the bench which we had made with the team at Rowancroft. The back of the bench tells the story of the Good Samaritan and on the slats of the bench are words from Paul’s letter to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]