Monday, 9 July 2012

Pilgrimage to St Michael's Mount

Olympic Torch Pilgimage to St Michael's Mount 20th May 2012

Bishop Tim and the Rev Steve Wild went to Land's End to kindle the Churches Together In Cornwall's own flame took a flame lit from the Chapel Carn Brea Beacon.
This symbolised the Christian Gospels being brought into Conwall by the first celtic Missionaries. Those present prayed for the light of the Gospel to be rekindled again in Cornwall.
From the flame of the beacon, 12 lamps were lit for distribution to each of the 12 Deaneries in the county.
The 4 Churches in our Benefice (Perranuthnoe, Ludgvan, Marazion and St Hilary) lit their own Humphrey Davy lamps and use them in the Olympic Torch Pilgimage to St Michael's Mount on Sunday 20th May.
The "Pigrims" from Perranuthnoe setting off on their journey to Marazion and St Michael's Mount, led by Revd. Canon Frank Tanner with the Humphry Davy lamp carried by Tom.

The Pigrims from Marazion arriving at the Folly Field led by Revd. Dom Jones.

 Todays Pilgrims making their way across the causeway to St Michael's Mount as did Pilgrims of old who took the Christian Message to the Mount, one of the earliest places in Cornwall to receive the Good News.

Pam and Jane holding their miners' lamps

After holding a service in the garden of St Michael's Mount, one of the lamps was taken up to the Chapel where it remained. The Pilgims retraced there steps across the causeway and together enjoyed the fellowship of the picnic on the Folly Field - a very memorable and spiritually significant day.

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