Cartmel Peninsula Team Boundary Walk in Lent

Over 6 walks covering 33 miles were planned as part of the Team Prayer Walk where our beautiful peninsula was encircled in prayer, as part of a Lent  initiative by Dr Jim Bruce.  It was  organised brilliantly by John Arthurs from St Mary’s, Allithwaite, plus many others.

Most walks were held in beautiful sunshine in March and April except our first endeavour, Flookburgh to Haverthwaite, when a storm meant cancelling was a good idea!  This stage was completed just before Easter.

The walks held were:-

  • Haverthwaite to Finsthwaite – good stop in the pub at High Newton
  • Gummers How to Meathop
  • Meathop to Kents Bank
  • Kents Bank to Flookburgh

All ended with lovely tea and cake served by members of the local churches.

An extra special walk was held on Tuesday March 26th from Kents Bank Station to Meathop  when about 20 walkers joined Bishop James as part of his Lenten walk around the Diocese.

Each walk was supported by 12-14 people from across the parishes and with a good contingent from St Paul, and started and ended with a prayer;  psalms were read along the way by Colin and Chrissy Greaves.

St Paul’s walkers said ‘the walks were all interesting and new to many people, the weather was great, the scenery fantastic, we shared good fellowship, and there was prayer for all our churches on the peninsula along the way.’

Parishioners are looking forward to more walking next year in 2020 with the Team!