Church To Host ‘Cairn’ Of People’s Thoughts

Islanders and visitors to Scilly are being asked to form a ‘cairn’ of their hopes and wishes in Old Town Church.

Canon Peter Walker is inviting people to pick up a pebble on the beach and write a thought or prayer on it. He says over time, the pebbles will form a mound in the corner of the building.

Peter says he’s been inspired by what he’s seen in other churches, and says the pile will be cleared each the autumn by putting the stones back in the sea.

He’s already started the pile and says he hopes the ladies who clean the church won’t be cross with him!