The full colour guidebook to the revived Two Saints Way will be launched in the first week of November in seven venues along the ancient pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. I will be walking the route to each venue in a special pilgrimage to mark the launch. Here are the details of each launch:
Sunday Nov 1 @ 2:30pm St John’s Church Vicar’s Lane CHESTER CH1 1SN
Monday Nov 2 @ 6:30pm Nantwich Bookshop, 46 High St, NANTWICH CW5 5AS
Tuesday Nov 3 @ 4:00pm, Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum, Brook Lane, Englesea Brook, CREWE
Wednesday Nov 4 @ 3:30pm Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street,
STOKE-ON-TRENT ST1 3DW
Thursday Nov 5 @ 7:30pm Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Way STONE ST15 8ZB
Friday Nov 6 @ 3:00pm Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Centre, Riverside, STAFFORD ST16 3AQ
Saturday Nov 7 @ 2:30pm Lichfield Cathedral LICHFIELD WS13 7LD, followed by refreshments at St Chad’s Church, St Chad’s Rd, LICHFIELD WS13 7ND
After the launch, guidebooks will be available through The Northumbria Community online shop http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/shop/ or by calling 01670 787645. It will also be available via bookshops.
I will also be delivering copies of the guide to schools along the route, funded through the Staffordshire Community Foundation. As High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Ann Fisher journeyed with others along The Two Saints Way last year to raise funds for this and other charities and I am very grateful to her. I have enough to supply 20 schools in this way. If anyone else would like to provide guidebooks for other schools please get in touch with me.
Here is Ann Fisher’s comment on the guidebook:
“There is a wealth of information in this new guide. On our pilgrimage, I learnt a great deal about areas which have been familiar to me for many years, but I had no idea of their rich history. Our group had a real sense of walking in the footsteps of St Chad and I would highly recommend both The Two Saints Way and the guidebook.”
I do hope I will be able to see many of you at the launches.