Peter the Pilgrim starts his epic fundraising walk on Sunday, 14 February, from St John the Baptist, Little Missenden (map below) and invites you to join him for the first mile, first 5 miles or all of the first day’s 7.5 miles. Or just to be there to wave him off on his way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
The Revd John Simpson says:
“Some of you may already know that long-standing member of the Parish, Peter Charles, (who I hope will forgive me for saying turned 70 last year, and lives with Parkinson’s Disease) decided upon that significant milestone to announce his intention to walk 1500 miles+ from Little Missenden to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, with the goal of raising some £250,000 for Parkinsons research and care. He will be walking the entire pilgrim’s route to the ancient shrine of St. James. Peter estimates the journey will take him, including rest days and contingencies, some six months!
We will be holding a special service on Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14th February, during which we will be praying for Peter and sending him out on the first leg of his journey. Those who would like to do so (including the vicar) are invited to join Peter in walking the first leg of his pilgrimage from Little Missenden Church directly following the morning service. The first leg will be some eight miles to Loudwater which Peter thinks will take approximately 3 hours. As we will be walking through the village in the direction of Shardeloes and Mop End it may be that some parishioners would like to walk with Peter up to a certain point before turning round,. We will be making a special ‘offering’ that morning in favour of Peter’s Pilgrimage for Parkinson’s.
We do hope you may be able to come and support him on this unique occasion on Sunday 14th February at 10.30 am.
With every blessing,