Peter the Pilgrim’s send-off began with the morning service at St John the Baptist, Little Missenden on 14 February 2016.
Fr John’s service was perfectly pitched and Peter confessed to being quite emotional as he prepared to start his more than 1,500 mile fundraising walk along the ancient medieval route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
A crowd of more than 60 people were outside the church for the start of the walk and many joined in the first mile or so. Eight completed the eight miles of the first day.
The Vicar dedicated the proceeds of the collection to the pilgrimage fund and entered into the spirit of things by walking the first day with Peter.