Every year (well, for the last six any way) we hold an Annual Pilgrimage focussing on the healing work of the Holy Well. This year we welcomed members of the Society of Mary, North West branch. It was wonderful to make so many new friends.
Fr Paul Benfield, from Fleetwood, and a leading member of the Catholic Group in General Synod, was our preacher, and he offered a much more encouraging prospect of our possible future within the Church of England, than anything we had read in the press. We all left a good deal more upbeat than we had expected.
Add to that the good weather, and a good spread of tea, sandwiches and cakes, and we were certainly blessed.