Annual Pilgrimage 2009

The picture on the right is of the St Ethernam’s Chapel – the starting point of 2009 Pilgrimage located behind Rathen West Church.

Our annual Pilgrimage took place on the 20th of June, 2009. The Pilgrims were met at Rathen Old Church by the Revd. Carol Ann Parker who gave the blessing and sent the Pilgrims on their way “In the Footsteps of St. Ethernan.” Weather was glorious! We walked on through Cortes, Fetterangus and the beautiful Pitfour Estate arriving at the Project Room in Aden Park for hospitality provided by Betty and Bunty. Grateful thanks are due to the many volunteers without whom the day would not have been such a great success.

George Smart

Past Pilgrimages:

2000 St. Drostan Aberdour to Aden Park
2001 Cancelled because of Foot and Mouth
2002 St. Machar Old Aberdeen to Aden Park
2003 St. Kane New deer to Aden Park
2004 St. Fergus St. Fergus to Aden Park
2005 St. Murdebar Tarves to Adren Park
2006 St. Olaf Cruden to Aden Park
2007 St. Mary New Pitsligo to Aden Park
2008 Slains Church to Aden Park
2009 St Ethernan Rathen to Aden Park

George is now planning the 2010 Pilgrimage and we look forward to another super day. (Probably on Saturday 19 June 2010). Details will be published in good time for pilgrims to book up.