Scorpio: Wednesday 30th October:
Festival of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.
Pilgrimage to Little Maplestead Templar Church and its sacred landscape, with Sarah Dawkins.
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.
Little Maplestead holds a special position in relation to London, along with St Albans, The Seekers Trust at Addington Park near Maidstone (a healing centre), and The White Eagle Lodge at New Lands, near Petersfireld (a meditational and healing centre). The four places are in a diamond pattern around London and geometrically act like a heart-jewel for London. Our heart- felt pilgrimages, dances and singing at these places can offer harmony and beauty to London at this special time of opportunity. We hope to sing in the Little Maplestead church as part of our pilgrimage.
*A Gatekeeper Wheel of Life Pilgrimage http://gatekeeper.org.uk/wheel-of-life/
Meet: 12:00 for coffee and early lunch at the Bull Hotel, 7 Bridge St, Halstead CO9 1HU [Tel: 01787 472144]
1:30 pm visit to Little Maplestead Church
Please bring a £5 voluntary contribution for Gatekeeper funds for the day. For further details and booking – contact Julia Cleave on 01206 827617 or firstname.lastname@example.org Only contactable AFTER 9th October.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL And stout footwear.
Part of the Wheel of Life Programme 2019 – for Scorpio