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First Pilgrims Complete Seeking Gold

by Michael Ford last modified 15 Aug, 2012 09:53 AM

John and Elaine Cull cycled 92 miles and collected badges from ten churches to complete the new Diocesan Pilgrimage, 'Seeking Gold'.

First Pilgrims Complete Seeking Gold

John and Elaine Cull display their badges with pride

The couple enjoyed their visits so much that they returned to some of the churches a second time.

The route begins in Whitchurch Canonicorum and ends in Wimborne. Attractions en route include Saxon wall paintings, a pulpit with bullet holes, Lawrence of Arabia’s grave and twelve life-size apostles.

Each of the ten churches on the Trail has a distinctive badge to collect. Collecting all ten badges qualifies pilgrims for a Super-Gold-Pilgrim Badge.

Lavender Buckland, the parishioner from Chalke Valley who devised the route, says, "Elaine and John are leading the way, showing what fun it is to be a pilgrim 'Seeking Gold'."


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