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The Reluctant Pilgrim (Radio Walks Podcast)… a funny thing happened on the way to the priory

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St Margarets, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK

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The site of Ivinghoe Benedictine Priory, dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, lies in the hamlet of St Margaret’s, between the villages of Great and Little Gaddesden, in the North Chiltern Hills.
On the 1,718th anniversary of Margaret’s martyrdom, local people were led on a pilgrimage to ponder the question, “Did St Margaret actually exist?”.
As they contemplated the monastic life of the 12th Century, the modern world was ever present.

Pilgrimage led by Revd Miranda Seldon, in the presence of Brother John Mayhead OSB.
Service written by Heather Tisbury, with reference to ‘Women of the Woods’ by Roger Bolton.
Music performed by Heather Woodward.

Jonathan Kempster

Jonathan Kempster

United Kingdom

Freelance Oral Historian and Audio Journalist. BBC Radio News 1986-2021; Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 2016-present. Recorded interviews outdoors during COVID pandemic, some published in the podcast series 'Radio Walks'. Born, raised, and walking...

Near St Margarets, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK

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