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What’s on: Walking the Camino


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

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