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Dartmoor Spring Pilgrimage

posted 24 Apr 2017, 07:23 by Martyn Goss   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 03:38 by Websites Ahoy ]
On Sunday 23rd April about twenty of us from diverse faith and belief traditions walked reflectively from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor to nearby village of Belstone.

We were Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Pagans and others on a journey which took us to a Holy Well, the old chapel site of St. Michael’s, crossing the East Okemont River to the 9 Maidens stone circle and concluding at St. Mary’s Church.

On the route we shared silence, readings, poems and prayers from our communities, absorbed the glorious spring ambience and even sampled some of the native plants by touch, scent and taste. We heard cuckoos, curlew, skylarks and more. The scattered cloud formations coloured the diverse landscape around us and we were held by the beauty of the sacred Earth and the company of one another.

Over tea and cake at The Tors village pub, we wrote words of reflection and inspiration and those are published anonymously in the attached paper.

The event was creatively and sensitively led by Richard Dealler and was the sixth activity organised by the Devon Earth & Faith Network (DEFAN), with the support of Devon Churches Green Action and the Devon Faith and Belief Forum.

For further details contact Martyn Goss
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27 Nov 2017, 03:38