FREDERICTON – Archbishop David Edwards planned to wrap up his six-part pilgrimage this year with a walk through the Archdeaconry of Fredericton. “It’s a sign of returning to something akin to normalcy,” he said. “I’m looking forward to being out among people – members of congregations and others.”
The walk was scheduled to take place at the end of May and beginning of June. It will begin in Hoyt and end at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton.
Archbishop Edwards began his pilgrimages in the Diocese of Fredericton in 2015, walking in the archdeaconry of St. Andrews for two weeks, aided by his route planner and friend, Trevor Fotheringham. Each year, he’s walked an archdeaconry, though in 2019 he combined Saint John and Kingston & the Kennebecasis.
Parishes and parishioners have been instrumental in making the pilgrimages a success. From providing meals and places to shower and do laundry, to joining the walk for an hour, a day or more, the pilgrimages have relied heavily on them, for which both men are very thankful.
During the walks, the archbishop wrote a blog each evening of the day’s events and musings.
New Brunswick Anglican