End of the St Winefride trail

Published: 24th May 2022

After journeying in ten stages, Rt Revd Sarah Bullock, Bishop of Shrewsbury, and companions have completed the 80-odd mile trek from Holywell in north Wales to the shrine of St Winefride in Shrewsbury Abbey yesterday.

The final day was the shortest distance, starting at St George's church in Frankwell, Shrewsbury and meandering - via St Chad's church; the former Royal Peculiar of St Mary's; St Alkmund's; and Shrewsbury URC Church - before being greeted for the last time with grand hospitality, tea and cake and a concluding Eucharist.

It was a special day for the Revd Dr Tom Atfield, vicar of Shrewsbury's Holy Cross parish which comprises the Abbey and St Peter's Monkmoor, as it was his last day in post before moving to a new role in Telford.

At the end of the service, Bishop Sarah presented the Abbey with a new icon of St Winefride, written (not painted) by iconographer and maker of church vestments, Yvonne Bell.

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