Parishioners from Middlesbrough are invited to join those from other dioceses on a Day of Pilgrimage and Prayer to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday June 2.

Now in its fifteenth year, the day will be a special one to pray for seafarers and for the work of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS). It will be led by Bishop Paul Mason, AoS’ bishop promoter for England and Wales.

The day will start at 11am with the now traditional “Celtic Prayers on the Beach” in a tranquil setting, opposite St Cuthbert’s Island.

This mix of music, readings and prayer is extremely popular and sets the tone for a peaceful and reflective day.

Following this, pilgrims are free to spend time exploring the island, having lunch, visiting the churches and continuing the reflective mood established earlier.

At 2pm, Mass will be celebrated at St Mary the Virgin Church. After communion, the congregation will be treated to a Scottish piper.

AoS invites families, parish groups and individuals to join them in this peaceful day of prayer and reflection to pray for seafarers and for the work of AoS.

Please note safe crossing times for Saturday June 2 is between 8.55am and 4.14pm.

For further information please contact AoS port chaplain Deacon Peter Barrigan who covers the Diocese of Middlesbrough, on 07713 924 504

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