Salt of the Earth Lent Pilgrimage

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been taken to cancel all remaining visits on the pilgrimage. You can still see highlights from Bishop Guli's first two weeks online - below is a message from her:

"It is with great reluctance that with immediate effect I’m postponing my planned Salt of the Earth visits for the remainder of Lent. This is a huge disappointment to me but given the way things are going and the advice we are receiving, it feels like the right approach to take. I am deliberately using the language of postpone, because it is my intention to return to my pilgrimage at some time in the future, possibly next Lent. The visits I’ve carried out so far indicate that the pilgrimage is a worthwhile thing to do.

As greater restrictions are imposed on us all, we are going to need to rely more heavily than ever before on the power of prayer. Please be assured of my prayers for all your churches, parishes and social action projects. Thank you for all that you are doing to share God’s love in your communities."

The Bishop of Loughborough will be undertaking more than 30 visits and a charity ‘sleep out’ as part of a Lent Pilgrimage in the Diocese of Leicester. Washing up, packing foodbank parcels and making tea at outreach groups are all part of Bishop Guli’s plans to roll her sleeves up alongside volunteers. The ‘Salt of the Earth’ Lent Pilgrimage will see her spending a day or two each week throughout Lent in different locations across Leicestershire.

Bishop Guli will be learning about, and joining in with, community social action that local Christians take part in as an expression of their Everyday Faith in partnership with community and charity groups. She will also pray with, and for, all the local communities she visits and will undertake some short walks with members of the local communities. 

Following each week, a reflection and video will become available which you will be able to access by clicking on the 'Week' the headings below.

Week One

4 March: Kegworth 

5 March: The Flagstaff Family of Churches, Ashby de la Zouch

6 March: St Mary's & St Barnabas,Thurnby Lodge and Salt of the Earth Charity 

Week Two

10 March: The Benefice of Stocking Farm and Beaumont Leys

11 March: The Benefice of the Fenn Lanes

12 March: The Woodfield Team, North West Leicestershire

Week Three

18 March: The Parish of Waltham-on-the-Wolds

19 March: The Parish of Queniborough

Week Four

23 March: The Benefice of All Saints with Holy Trinity, Loughborough

24 March: The Parish of Hallaton and Allexton, and the Parish of Tugby

26 March: The Bridge - Homelessness to Hope, Leicester - NB this event has been postponed until the autumn

Week Five

30 March: The Parishes of Newbold de Verdun and Barlestone

31 March: The Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp 

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