Gatekeeper Wheel of Life Pilgrimage 2021
Tuesday 16th November
At this Scorpio point of the year, we will pilgrimage to Little Maplestead Church, one of only five remaining round churches in England, modelled on the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. Dedicated to St John the Baptist, it was the church of a Commandery of Knights Hospitaller. Sited NE of Temple Church in London, it represents symbolically the cornerstone associated in ritual with the Knights Templar higher degrees.
At the kind invitation of Emma Stewart-Smith we will spend the afternoon at Stanley Hall, a moated Elizabethan manor house oriented to align with the solstices, and set in an enchanting garden and deer-haunted grounds. This is where Peter Dawkins, founder of the Francis Bacon Research Trust, and co-founder of Gatekeeper, led festival celebrations and Shakespeare seminars in the 1980s.
*A Gatekeeper Wheel of Life Pilgrimage http://gatekeeper.org.uk/wheel-of-life/
11:30 for coffee and early lunch at the Bull Hotel, 7 Bridge St, Halstead CO9 1HU [Tel: 01787 472144]
1 pm visit to Little Maplestead Church
2 pm visit to Stanley Hall, including tea. 1 1⁄4 miles WSW Pebmarsh, CO9 2LY
And waterproof footwear.
Please bring a contribution for Gatekeeper funds for the day £5 - £10 suggested.
For further details and booking – contact Caroline Weatherby on 01728 664112 or 07517 338950, email email@example.com