Pilgrimage to St Michael's Mount
The vision is to walk from St Paul's Cathedral to St Michael's Mount and to establish a Pilgrim's Way, similar to the Camino in Spain. This refers not only to a route on a map, but also to a Way of Life, a rule of life for those on pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage is a way of praying and interceding for the things that we pass, the people we meet, even the nation we walk through. It is also a spiritual discipline - a soul-training exercise, that works the grace of God into our lives so that we better embody a Christ-like character.
The Post-Communion Prayer for the Tenth Sunday After Trinity
God of our pilgrimage, you have willed that the gate of mercy should stand open for those who trust in you: look upon us with your favour that we who follow the path of your will may never wander from the way of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
with allusions to Pilgrims Progress
Day 1: St Paul's Cathedral to St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes
Distance: 15 miles; 33,000 steps; about 5 hours walking, 9am - 3:30pm (including breaks)
Route: Ludgate Hill; Fleet Street; The Strand; Trafalgar Sq; Pall Mall; Haymarket; Piccadilly Circus; Regent Street; Oxford Street; Bayswater Rd; Holland Park; Shepherd's Bush; Uxbridge Rd (Acton Vale, Broadway etc).
After Hayes Bridge
turn right onto Brookside Road,
continue to the end,
cross the brook and cross the field following the diagonal path,
go under the A312 underpass,
then follow the Hillingdon Trail
to Yeading Lane, turn right
and arrive at St Edmund's Church.