Walking the Via Francigena the Hard Way

    What happens when things don’t go quite to plan

Mary Kirk, 69, will be the guest speaker at this year’s AGM in London on Saturday 11th March.

Mary completed the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome on foot in 2016. However, her journey was not without its difficulties and set-backs, and Mary will speak on and illustrate some of the practical challenges she encountered and will give helpful information on how she tackled them.

Mary describes pilgrimage as “a metaphor for life, with its ups and downs, joys and sorrows, pains and pleasures; with its turning upside-down of plans, its encounters with the unexpected; with the people who cross one’s path, and the people with whom one walks a stretch and more.”

The Annual General Meeting takes place at St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, at 10.30 am on Saturday 11th March 2017, and it is open to both members and non-members, to anyone who wants to learn more about the Via Francigena and especially to those who are thinking of joining us.