On my 2020 pilgrimage I followed my usual pattern of walking from home in the Brecon Beacons area of south Wales, but this year making my way to the great cathedral of St Swithun in Winchester and then on to the Isle of Wight. On my return journey I came through Salisbury and Gloucester before arriving back home five weeks after I set out.
This was my sixth annual pilgrimage and I have found that each year a theme emerges that seems to encapsulate my experiences as I walk. Perhaps it’s not a surprise that this year’s theme was ‘COVID-19’. However, my pilgrimage allowed me to see many examples of the way churches and communities are responding to the challenges, and also the opportunities, of this extraordinary time.