Sundaes at Walsingham

Sundaes at Walsingham

Opening Liturgy

MondayPosted by The Sundaes Tue, August 02, 2016 14:37:02

We began the evening with sausage rolls, fried potatoes and beans .It was simple yet delicious and left us with a perfect appetite for some homemade cake. Yum!

After dinner, at 6:30pm, we headed to the big top for our opening liturgy service; this included some brilliant music from ‘CJM’, a sermon from the vicar of Walsingham, some great performances from the ministry team and a procession to the shrine garden for prayers. At 8:30pm, after tucking into a tasty barbequed sausage or burger, most of us went to the disco while a few went back to our tent to relax.

At 10:30pm, the disco ended and we carefully ran through the pouring rain. We were successful in not slipping over until Eleanor warned Sophia not to trip over the guide ropes, and gave an example of what not to do (she fell over one herself)!!! Most of us were very tired and so once we’d got into our comfy, dry pyjamas we fell asleep straight away. Unfortunately, it was not so dry when we woke up in the morning, as we discovered an array of drips and puddles in our leaky tent!

It's day one at the Pilgrimage

MondayPosted by The Sundaes Mon, August 01, 2016 16:33:42

Today the Sundaes travelled by mini bus to Walsingham, we had lovely weather on the drive up and now as I write this, it has turned slightly chilly with some cloud in the sky but no rain yet.

When we got on to our camp site we found out our tent had popped when Mary, Sarah and Aileen had been pumping it up. So we had to do some last minute surgery on the tent by making a prosthetic tent leg. Sophia then broke her chair and we had to screw the screw back into the chair leg.

So a few things we have done today are, we visited the café and we got our fetching dark navy blue t–shirts for this year, we have signed up for some of the activities this year so look forward to hearing about those on Wednesday, we have also got our slot for the night walk 10:50 - 11 on one night so we are looking forward to that. We have the same pitch as last year but they have changed the layout a bit. This year all the sections are named after angels and the café has ironically been turned into a Pokéstop with Pokémon all around it.

Leaders meeting and opening liturgy tonight followed by a barbeque and disco this evening. Sarah, Mary and Aileen are currently cooking dinner for us, whilst we are having a mini karaoke session.

One thing we have learnt is never come camping without duct tape. Also the boys from Chichester have invaded our campsite whilst playing football.