Mayflower 400 Pilgrimage to mark the sailing of the Pilgrims
Date: 11th September 2020 - 16th September 2020
Venue: Dartmouth – Plymouth staying mostly in churches
Cost: Cost: between £50 and £100.
Mayflower 400 Pilgrimage to mark the sailing of the Pilgrims This September sees the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. On board were Pilgrims seeking a new place and new freedom to build God’s Kingdom here on earth. It is an extraordinary story of faith and courage in the face of adversity.
God’s Kingdom here on earth. It is an extraordinary story of faith and courage in the face of adversity.
This pilgrimage will mark this voyage of faith, acknowledge persecution of Christian by fellow Christian, repent of attitudes that led to horrific actions and seek afresh God’s Kingdom in our own time. It is too the first section of a pilgrimage route across the whole of Devon.
Dartmouth – Plymouth
staying mostly in churches
Friday 11th – Wednesday 16th September
Cost: between £50 and £100.
Why these dates? The Mayflower finally set sail from Plymouth on September 16th, 1620. The anniversary sees a civic service in Plymouth on that date – the date we will arrive there too.Why Dartmouth – Plymouth? These are both ports the Mayflower stopped at. The pilgrims set sail from Southampton, but maintenance issues caused them to have to have to stop in first Dartmouth, and then Plymouth.
Who is the pilgrimage for? Anyone is welcome. Especially it would be good to have some with connections to the places associated with the Pilgrims – Southampton, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and Leiden in Holland, amongst others. And if you can’t manage the whole thing, do join for a day or more. Contact Martin Warren email
Caveat: This is, of course, all on the proviso that we have come through the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic by then.