How you can help

This isn’t something I can do on my own!  I’m very grateful to the many people, churches and other organisations who have already helped out or who plan to do so during the walk.

Offers of help, whether big or small, are very welcome. There are lots of ways you can help:

  1. You can tell your church, friends or colleagues about my walk. This will help bring attention to the need for Christians to repent of homophobia.
  2. You can attend the events taking place during the walk, and/or encourage others to do so. 
  3. Please pray for me and all those affected by or involved in the walk. Please pray also about the issues involved.
  4. You can ask your church, LGBT group, student society or other group to endorse the walk and join the list of supporters.
  5. Your church or other group can invite me to speak during my walk, or offer me accommodation, or both. If it’s not on the route, I can still speak on the issues involved at some time after the walk.
  6. You can volunteer to help with publicity, whether by forwarding messages online or by displaying flyers in your church or elsewhere.
  7. You can “like” the walk on Facebook.
  8. You can follow me on Twitter.

Please feel free to contact me at symonhill@gmail.com.

Thanks very much!

9 comments so far

  1. Daniel Edge on

    Fantastic Symon

    I always understood sin as just ‘missing the mark’, as the Greeks would have it. I feel that repentance is part of the pilgrims journey, so I take my hat off to you. All the best for your journey.

    ”The moon as it waxes and wanes illustrates the condition of man: sometimes he does what is right, sometimes he sins and then through repentance returns to a holy life. The intellect of one who sins is not destroyed, just as the physical size of the moon does not diminish,but only its light”(St. John of Karpathos)

    ”Surely Allah loves those who constantly turn to Him in repentance and those who keep themselves pure” (Surah Al- Baqarah 2:222

  2. Symon on

    Thanks, Daniel! I very much appreciate your encouragement and the quotes are both helpful.

  3. David Elliott, Berkeley Ca on

    Let the light shine!

  4. […] find out more, check out Symon's pilgrimage website, and check out ways that you can help – from prayerful support, attendance at events along the walk, offering your church or group […]

  5. Stuart Webster on

    Symon,

    Sorry I think I’m missing the point. Is this for your own personal homophobia or that of the church of England or Christianity as a whole. How do you think this homophobia has manifested itself? And what will you speak about at the meetings.

  6. Annette on

    Symon, hats off to you! To repent is great, and to do it publicly – I’m so very impressed. At least last week, the Anglican Church said that they will ordain openly gay bishops, providing they’re celibate. But it made me wonder how they would monitor that. And to be honest, why it should matter so very, very much?

    Anyway, let me know if you have accommodation for tonight. I may be able to help…..

    Annette

  7. hannahbrockagain on

    Greetings Annette! I’m a friend of Symon’s. I can tell you that has been unable to find accommodation for tonight in Banbury, so your help would be extremely welcome!!

    Would you be able to email walkofrepentance@gmail.com, and we can talk about it?

    Many thanks,
    Hannah.

  8. Howard Field on

    Just a quick note to say thanks Symon. What you’ve done is tremendous and an inspiration. I’m a gay man (in denial until 2002) and Christian for over 20 years. 9 years ago, I found myself single again and felt to be honest to myself and to God, I needed to accept that the person I would most want to be with would be another man. I had been an elder of my local church since my late 20s and had 2 sons in my care. I was required to completely leave that church and became a Methodist. I’ve been with my partner for 8 years and my sons love him to bits. Despite an element of discrimination I have been accepted into the methodist church with great love and have been an accredited local preacher for the last three years. In Christ, with courage, the people of the gospel can make a spiritual home where gay people can be welcome. Keep spreading the news!!! Thanks again

    • Annette on

      Howard, thanks for sharing this. Apart from my younger brother, I had a transexual hairdresser for a while. He was so brave, my heart went out to him. This was the early 80’s and he got a lot of abuse, which was so sad. Three years after that, I was working for big international company and a transexual turned up in reception, for an interview. The manager refused to see him, and I had to go and see him (I was PR manager at the time). Felt so ashamed that we could be so judgmental of people. Man looks on the outward appearance and sexuality, but God looks in our hearts. So glad that you found the right partner and church…..


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