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Walking Toward Truth Pilgrimage


Walking Toward Truth Pilgrimage flyer 2020

Commemorating the 1619 Arrival of the First Enslaved Africans to Virginia

Friday, March 6, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This Lent, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Episcopal Church Center invite you to a sacred time of pilgrimage, reflection, ritual, prayer, and embodied witness as we walk toward the truth about our Church’s role in slavery. The pilgrimage will occur Friday, March 6, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Space is limited to 40 participants. The $25 registration fee includes transportation, entrance fees and lunch both days.

We’ll visit sites of memory at Old Point Comfort, the Emancipation Oak, and the Tucker family cemetery in Hampton on Friday, and Historic Jamestowne and Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday.

Our time together will include a welcome from our new Bishop Susan B. Haynes, worship at historic St. John’s, Hampton and Bruton Parish, presentations, historical interpretation, and a panel presentation with churches reflecting on their history, facilitated by Barbara Hamm Lee, host of Another View.

Inspired by The Episcopal Church’s Becoming Beloved Community and our diocesan Repairing the Breach initiatives, this pilgrimage promises to be an important step in our ongoing journey toward racial healing, reconciliation, and justice.

  • On Friday, March 6, we will begin at 12 p.m. at St. John’s (100 W. Queens Way, Hampton). See map below for parking, blue X indicates small parish house parking lot.
  • On Saturday, March 7, we will begin at 8:30 a.m. at St. Martin’s (1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg).
  • Please note we will be walking on uneven terrain during many of our stops.
  • The event will be held rain or shine so please plan accordingly.

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Last Published: February 12, 2020 8:48 AM