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Bishop to Walk Around His Diocese

Posted on: April 25, 1997 12:03 PM
Related Categories: Scotland

The Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, the Rt Revd Bruce Cameron, is putting his best foot forward and plans to walk to every congregation in his diocese over the next two years.

Walking bishops are not unusual in parts of the Anglican Communion, where cars or even bikes are considered a luxury. In Scotland St Ninian may have walked around southern Scotland centuries before but today walking Scottish bishops are more unusual.

The Bishop aims to walk the hundreds of miles in seven or eight blocks spread over two years starting from St Andrew's Cathedral in Aberdeen on 22 June. The bishop will have to resort to ferries to take him to Orkney and Shetland. The walks will form a special pilgrimage:"I want to highlight the relationship all the churches in the diocese have with each other and hopefully I will be joined by members on each leg to emphasise the idea of pilgrimage,"he explained.