Between Advent 2015 and Trinity 2016 the Archbishop set out on a Diocesan Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing - walking over 1.5 million steps and praying with 25,100 people. His pilgrimage journey was inspired by the great Northern Saints such as Aidan, Cuthbert and Hilda all of whom took to the road to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. To follow the route and read the postcards from places visited
The Archbishop wrote prayers for pilgrims. He used a short version used every time for setting out on a journey and a longer prayer which was printed on bookmarks, given to all the schools he visited along the way. Pilgrimage prayers were said every day along with the Taize chant 'Let all who are thirsty come'.