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Bishop of Durham follows in Bede’s footsteps

Bishop Paul and Revd Leo Osborn with Christian Aid supporters boot up to combat poverty.

Bishop Paul and Revd Leo Osborn with Christian Aid supporters boot up to combat poverty.

A BISHOP pulled on his walking boots to join parishioners as they followed in a pilgrim’s footsteps.

The Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, took part in a walk which aims to help combat poverty with a walk along the historic Bede Way in support of Christian Aid.

Bishop Paul, along with a large group of other supporters and the Revd Leo Osborn, chairman of Newcastle Methodist District, set out on the route between the Anglo-Saxon twin monastic sites of St Peter’s in Monkwearmouth and St Paul’s in Jarrow to raise money in the fight against global poverty.

Bishop Paul said: “I have always been an active supporter of Christian Aid, so when they asked me to take part in the Bede’s Way Sponsored Walk, I was delighted to accept.

“Over the last few years, I have been doing prayer walks. Taking part in the Christian Aid Bede’s Way Walk will be my own prayer walk and I am really looking forward to it.”

The 12-mile route follows the route between the two monasteries that the Venerable Bede once described as ‘one monastery in two places’ back in the seventh century.

Benedict Biscop, a Northumbrian noble, founded the monastery of St Peter in 674 and its twin house of St Paul was begun eight years later.

 

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