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On Saturday 31st July, dozens gathered in the beautiful village of Belstone to mark the official launch of The Archangel's Way.
Pilgrim walkers and runners made an early start from various points along the route to converge on the mid-way point of Belstone. A service of commissioning for the new pilgrimage route was conducted by the Revd. Paul Seaton-Burn, featuring a song written specially for The Archangel’s Way by local folk musician, Jim Causley. The day continued with music from local musicians, Morris dancing from the all-female Cogs and Wheels group and many other performances showcasing the remarkable talent on offer in this special corner of West Devon.
A huge thank you to our friends along the route who supported the event by providing refreshments and delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches. We were looked after very well indeed.
Here are some of our favourite pictures from the day.
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Five of our churches on The Archangel's Way are part of the Small Pilgrim Places Network, a national group of unique, peaceful spiritual sites.