ARCHBISHOP of York, Dr. John Sentamu visited Hedon yesterday as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing.
The day highlighted an important part of Archbishop Sentamu’s Pilgrimage; to meet people in person, to talk and pray and together to look at ways of refreshing the faith that people share. After a 50 minute walk from Paull along the Humber Bank, the Archbishop was keen to get to Hedon and had stops planned at the Alexandra Hall pop-in coffee morning and at Hedon Market before taking a Lent Lunch organised by Hedon & District Churches Together. But within minutes of entering Hedon’s Sheriff Highway, he was stopping, talking and shaking hands with people. Those fortunate enough to meet the Archbishop were offered a bookmark produced for the Pilgrimage which featured the words to a special prayer marking the event.
Although not scheduled as part of the visit, Archbishop Sentamu was very keen to see inside the 800-year-old St. Augustine’s Church – and even took some photos on his mobile phone.
Following lunch, the Pilgrimage was set to include visits to Sproatley and Preston.