Change To Monday For St Helen’s Pilgrimage

Canon Peter Walker

It’s a change of date for the traditional pilgrimage to St Helen’s, or St Elid’s, Island today.

The annual trip normally takes place on a Sunday, but his year, because of a number of events at the weekend, Canon Peter Walker has decided to hold the boat trip today.

Peter says it’s the first time they’ve tried it on a Monday and he hopes the event will still be as popular as previous year’s Sunday trips.

Trippers will be met on the beach for a short religious service and there’ll be a picnic and walk around the island with hardy swimmers getting in the water.