Category Archives: churches

Camino Chaplaincy CofE in Santiago de Compostela

The luxurious Paradour Hotel, originally commissioned by royalty as a pilgrim hospital and refuge, offer the CofE the use of its chapel for a Eucharist service on Sundays. The celebrant knows my friend (now vicar in the diocese of St … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela : what a city!

I’m enjoying a picnic lunch (tapas and wine) on a different balcony as my own isn’t in the sun yet. The cathedral is just behind me over my right shoulder … and if I turn I can just see the … Continue reading

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More from León

We went to vespers and mass at the tiny church which is part of the Dominican Convent – Monastery. It was very moving … with the nuns singing! The priests gave each of us a blessing And at 9pm we … Continue reading

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Burgos Cathedral

Burgos Cathedral was amazing. As Liza, Mariena and I were waiting for the pilgrims’ mass this evening we talked about Ken Follet’s novel Pillars of the Earth which is about the impact the building of a cathedral had on a … Continue reading

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Day 6 Pamplona to Muruzábel

Today’s walk was quite tough going. The climb from Cizir Menor (where Marene and I stopped for coffee) was quite brutal ,,. And the weather was sunny and very hot! I stopped off at S.Andreas church in Zariquieque, and also … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Mass at Roncesvalles

I was overwhelmed by the blessing of the pilgrims at the end of the mass in Roncesvalles. The elderly priest read out a list of every country that pilgrims staying at the monastery tonight were from, including Finland. He then … Continue reading

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… and so it begins

I’m sitting on a wonderful little terrace taking a moment to reflect on today. It’s not been without its adventures … and while it’s only 12 hours since I left home this morning, I feel like I’ve stepped into a … Continue reading

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