Walkers put best feet forward

More than 250 people from all walks of life will go on a pilgrimage to Walsingham this Easter.Pilgrims involved in the Student Cross Pilgrimage 2007 will travel from all over the country during the Holy Week to reach their destination, with many walking 120 miles.

More than 250 people from all walks of life will go on a pilgrimage to Walsingham this Easter.

Pilgrims involved in the Student Cross Pilgrimage 2007 will travel from all over the country during the Holy Week to reach their destination, with many walking 120 miles.

The event is from Friday, March 30 to Easter Sunday on April 8 and the pilgrimage will be made of 10 groups who will carry a large wooden cross.

Six of the groups will walk about 120 miles and the Easter Leg, the group which is mainly for older people or those who cannot manage the full stretch, will celebrate its 50th anniversary by walking from North Elmham to Walsingham on Good Friday.

People of all ages will take part in the whole pilgrimage which attracts Christians of all denominations as well as other people who are searching for some kind of spiritual meaning in their life.

Laura Bradley, national organiser of the Student Cross 2007, said: “Being on pilgrimage together has a knack of helping us grow and pray in all sorts of unexpected ways during Holy Week. We lead each other out of our comfort zones - physical, social and spiritual - through some tough walking, refreshing liturgy and close friendship. By the time we arrive in Walsingham we are all the more ready to leave our fears behind and live our lives to the full, in the joy of Easter.”

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