Apr 22, 2022

Haddington Diocesan Conference ‘To Be A Pilgrim’ February 2022

written by Liz O'Ryan


On Saturday February 26th Holy Trinity welcomed people from all over the Diocese for a day Conference on Pilgrimage – the Diocesan focus for this year. Rev Canon Frances Burberry, the Dean of our Diocese reported to Synod:
“Holy Trinity Haddington offered great indoor and outdoor spaces to explore the ideas, the history, and the spirituality of pilgrimage.
Donald Smith of the Scottish Storytelling Centre eloquently expressed and illustrated the strong tradition of female saints in South East Scotland – Ebba, Hilda, Margaret; to name but three – and allowed us to experience the physical acts of journeying and gathering and the relationship between our inner and our outer landscapes.
During the afternoon session, Peter Doll, the Canon Librarian and Vice Dean of Norwich, drew comparisons between the Rule of St Benedict and pilgrimage – most especially the Benedictine vow of obedience:
listening to the voice of others;
listening to the voice of creation;
listening to the voice of the body; and
listening to the voice of God.”

The day was enjoyed by all who attended – and we even managed to live stream the occasion through our new camera. This was watched by an extra 12 people who otherwise would not have managed to share in the day. Thank you to all who made the day such a success.

Rev Liz