Life goes on - and the leader team evolves and changes, just as in all facets of life.
Some of you may be looking back in your memories and photograph albums and
wondering what leaders from the past are doing now - those with whom you shared
special times on Journeying (or even Pilgrim Adventure) holidays.
So where are they now?
SUE PEACHEY (2013)
Sue is now living in Taunton and enjoying retirement with her husband Tony and their young dog Bruce. They take Bruce walking every day and are gradually discovering and exploring the beautiful countryside of Somerset. Sue has recently joined the choir at St Mary Magdalene Church in the town centre, where she has been made to feel very welcome.
DAPHNE ATKINSON (2013)
Daphne is much involved in family matters and particularly in counselling and spiritual direction. She and her husband Geoff still do a lot of exploring in Cornwall and Devon from their Truro home.
CATE MACFARLANE (2014)
Cate's journey is following a different course for the present time. Spirituality remains a major focus in her life and is inspired by landscapes of distant and remote areas particularly in Scotland. Supporting conservation projects helps maintain her interest in the natural world, and in her spare time she enjoys walking in parks and along riverside paths and is glad to see the creator and creation are busy in city centres too. She continues to support the Ecumenical movement and is an Associate member of the Iona Community.
LYN BARRITT (2014)
Lyn is very involved with her Chester church, particularly in worship and pastoral care. She’s also enjoying exploring contemplative prayer. She goes walking with the U3A every fortnight and still joins an occasional Journeying holiday. Lyn is a Friend of Journeying.
JILL ATKINSON (2014)
Jill's life is rather on hold at the moment until a heart condition is sorted out but she is enjoying living by the sea in Weymouth and walking down to the harbour. She is quite involved with her local church and finds it good to be nearer her daughters and grandchildren.
GRENVILLE JONES (2014)
Although Grenville has had some health problems over the years he felt that it was right to bring his time with Journeying to a close in 2014; he continues to walk as much as he can in the countryside from his home-base in Salford.
ANDREW & KATE ROSS (2015)
Andrew and Kate continue to be very busy with their community farm and are planning a trip with a local group of churches to Rwanda where they worked for five years. They are seeking God's guidance for what to do in retirement, but think it may be connected with Mission in Africa.
TINA BARTON (2015)
Retirement from nursing brought the thrill of new challenges for Tina, whose home town is Warrington. She began to do things which she had wanted to pursue all her life inc. travel and a degree in History and Theology. After an MA Course at Redcliffe College she taught in Africa (schools, rural communities and churches) with teams of young students from the UK - and joined Pilgrim Adventure many years ago playing a major part in the work of Journeying. She still travels abroad from time to time and recently visited Russia.
PAUL & HAZEL HEPPLESTON (2016)
Paul joined Pilgrim Adventure in 1999. Having led well over 30 holidays since then (mainly to Scotland and Wales) he feels it is now right to stand aside at the start of a new year and let others begin to shape a new Journeying - and to make time to follow his other interests. He continues to write, is the Musician (and website manager) at his new LEP church and is greatly involved with his family on both sides of the Scottish border. He runs community singing groups, travels widely (mainly to remote places and islands) and continues to take groups of friends ‘to the edge’. Above and through it all are threaded contemplative worship and a constant desire to deepen his spiritual life.
Hazel has ongoing health issues and focuses on our three daughters’ needs. But she still enjoys holidays with Paul to wild places when her energy allows.
They still live in the Peak District and find that getting the balance right between doing things for themselves as well as for others is, for both of them, a new imperative.