2019 Pilgrimage

In the summer of 2019, Rev. Claire Nevin-Field led group on a pilgrimage to Northern Britain, walking in the footsteps of the great saints who brought Christianity to the region. Stops will include the ancient island of Iona, Melrose Abbey, Lindisfarne (the Holy Island), and the great Cathedral City of Durham. Below are photographs and reflections during the pilgrimage.

Day One of the Pilgrimage

After months of planning and preparation, it is finally here. The pilgrimage begins this evening in Glasgow as the group gathers for dinner, then tomorrow, we are off for 4 days on the Isle of Iona, that sacred “thin” place

The Long Travel to Iona

It takes a long time to get to Iona from Philadelphia. You either fly to London and take the train north to Glasgow or you fly to Edinburgh and take the train south. With time changes and flight schedules, you need to spend a

The Beauty of Creation

Today was a day devoted to the sea – as is often the case when living on an island.  In the morning our intrepid scout, Andrew Field, led us on a walk to the north end of the island where we explored two beaches and the

Saying “Thank You” and “Wow”

What the pilgrims saw and experienced on our last day on Iona, causing us to say “thank you” and “wow” 

One in the Spirit

Today marks one week since we all joined together in Glasgow to begin our pilgrimage. Our group of twelve

Greetings from Melrose

Tuesday began with an early breakfast and the ferry off Iona a little before 9 o’clock. The memory of evening prayer at the Abbey was still fresh in my mind. There were prayers for justice in the world. The melody and words

Photos from the Pilgrimage

Here are some photographs from the pilgrimage to Northern Britain: