Pilgrimage is completed

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MEMBERS of a Bognor Regis community completed a pilgrimage along an ancient route.

The members of L’Arche in the town spent two days walking St Swithun’s Way from Winchester to Chawton in Hampshire.

The journey of some 20 miles took two days to complete by those in the community of people with and without learning disabilities.

Each day’s walking was followed by a shared supper, a chance to rest, enjoy the view and reflect on the day.

Mary Ann Bart, of L’Arche, said: “It was a real privilege to be here in Winchester Cathedral, to be on this pilgrimage and to be part of the L’Arch Bognor community.”

The pilgrimage began in the cathedral with a service of blessing and ‘sending out’ as they passed through Easton and Ropley to their destination.

The reflections on the event turned towards the 2014 pilgrimage which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of L’Arche in Canterbury.