Higham Ferrers Mothers' Union
JILL’S PRAYER PILGRIMAGE
On Thursday 18th July members and friends of Higham Deanery Mothers’ Union joined Jill Cannings, our new Diocesan President, on the final day of her Prayer Pilgrimage around the diocese. Jill was marking her 70th birthday by walking 70 km around the diocese over the two weeks beginning 8th July, with the aim of raising the profile of MU & raising funds to support its work.
We assembled at Higham for prayers led by Revd Michelle and Jill, finishing with a procession around the church singing ‘One more step along the road I go’, led by Fr Tom carrying the Higham banner.
Then it was off in the sunshine for the pleasant walk across the valley to St Peter’s Irthlingborough.
After a short stop for prayers and light refreshments we continued via the A6 to our final stop at St Mary’s Finedon where we were welcomed with tea and cake by other members of the Finedon MU branch. We finished our pilgrimage with prayers led by Jill and Revd Richard Coles and a rousing rendition of ‘Give me joy in my heart’.
And no, we didn’t walk back to Higham too – Ruth came to chauffeur Jill and the Higham contingent (including her husband Peter who not only walked all the way with us but also acted as photographer) back to base, after a wonderful afternoon of prayer, fellowship and exercise.