“Symon Hill is setting an inspiring example”.
Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
In the summer of 2011, I will walk from Birmingham to London (in Britain) as a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobic attitudes and behaviour.
I will take a circuitous route between 16th June and 1st July, giving talks at churches along the way, encouraging churches and Christians generally to repent of homophobia and to think differently about sexuality. I will arrive in London on the day before Pride.
My intention is to spend most of each day walking, although I will take three days off. On several days, I will give a talk or join in worship at a church in the town or city in which I have arrived.
There will be three talks at city centre churches. These will fall at the beginning, middle and end of the walk:
Birmingham – 7.00pm, Wednesday 15th June, Carr’s Lane Church
Oxford – Sunday 26th June, St Columba’s United Reformed Church (time to be confirmed)
London – 7.00pm, Friday 1st July, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
I will be passing through other towns and cities, including Coventry, Leamington Spa, Daventry, Banbury, Bicester and Chesham. The route is now almost finalised and full details will be published shortly.
Most events are now arranged, as well as most of my accommodation, but there are still some gaps. If your church or other group is interested in helping, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.