Bishop of Newcastle on pilgrimage of prayer walk

This week, the Rt Rev Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, is on a pilgrimage of prayer walk to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. (20th– 25th May 2019)

She is hoping to be inspired by the stories of the Northumbrian saints as she walks along the 97 miles long St Oswald's Way.

Bishop Christine told Premier “Pilgrimage is a journey through two landscapes. The landscape of the created world through which we walk, live and work, and the landscape of the heart where we come face to face with our relationships with God, others, and ourselves. Our engagement with one landscape deeply impacts our experience in the other. Prayer holds both of these landscapes together as we respond to God’s call on our lives, individually and as the Body of Christ.”

The Bishop started her walk at Heavenfield in Northumberland and it is due to finish on Holy Island on Saturday.

Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton caught up with the Bishop as she prepared to walk the next leg from Rothbury to Warkworth.

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