As part of an innovative programme Walking through Lent, St Laurence’s Church is hosting a talk by Philip and Caroline Rush, experienced Camino pilgrims.
The long walk from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the far north-west of Spain has become increasingly popular over the last twenty years, since Philip and Caroline Rush first completed it “in a spirit of benign ignorance and blind faith.” They have returned many times and present an engaging talk with photos, music and anecdotes to amuse and inspire. The evening concludes with a Dance of Universal Peace led by Anna Thornhill.
In 2003, Caroline was a school librarian and Philip an English teacher; now they are retired and ready to give the whole thing another shot. Meanwhile, they are happy to share with some of their ignorance and some of their blind faith. A pilgrimage, perhaps, is not something for which you need a guide. But there will be poems and music as well as a mixture of spiritual anecdotes and practical fun.
Walking the Camino
Wandering Along the Ways of St James
A talk with poems, music, spiritual anecdotes and a dance
Live Music by folk band Between the Acts
Friday 24 March 2023
4.30pm – 6.30pm
St Laurence’s Church
Stroud Centre for Peace and the Arts
Tickets: £6, including refreshments via eventbrite. Concessions available.
Venue: St Laurence’s, The Shambles, High Street, Stroud GL5 1JL