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For families with children!
Family Leg is a relatively new Leg aimed at filling the gap between the time when those with babies and young children find themselves unable to walk due to their family, and the time when they can bring their children on a more full scale leg...
Family Leg has all the usual elements of Northern Cross (walking, cross carrying, liturgy, music, friendship, eating, drinking, humour, conversation, etc) but in a different arrangement to make it particularly suitable to the needs of families with young children.
Our cross to carry is smaller and lighter, the walking rather shorter and easier, and the accommodation not so basic (we stay in one location during Holy Week) and our liturgy will be aimed more at our younger members. While suited to pilgrims who have walked on NorthernCross before and now want to bring their young children along, it is very definitely also open to new walkers with young children!
The activities involve short walks, visiting interesting churches nearby, getting close to a nice castle, trying local playgrounds, celebrating Holy Week liturgies, making Easter gardens, egg rolling, and other child-friendly activities such as swimming. On Good Friday morning we meet the other legs of Northern Cross at Beal Sands and walk across the Pilgrim’s causeway to spend the Easter weekend on Lindisfarne / Holy Island with the whole of Northern Cross.
The liturgy is centred around helping the children understand Holy Week and Easter. There is also a series of night prayer liturgy for the adults on the Leg.
To express an interest and receive further information, contact us below.