Voyage of Our Lady of the Waters – Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth

Come and join this spectacular river pilgrimage to raise awareness and to call for action to stop the ongoing pollution of the River Wye. This August there will be an extraordinary voyage of a sculpture of Our Lady of the Waters and the Wye, mounted on two canoes, which will be floated 75 miles downstream from Hay-on Wye to Monmouth.

Biodiversity has crashed in the Wye due to pollution from chicken farm slurry, overflow of sewage, excessive use of fertilisers (3000 tons of phosphates a year going in the Wye, when it can only cope with 300), run off from arable land and soil erosion.
The voyage aims to raise awareness and to call for concerted action to cleanse the river.

10.30am: Ross depart.

10.50am: Wilton Bridge.

1pm: Kerne Bridge (Goodrich Church), with a gathering on the bridge.

3pm: Yat Rock View (Gibbings View).

4pm: Goodrich/Symonds Yat bridge.

4.15 – 4.45pm: Tea at Whitchurch Church and art exhibition.

5pm: Symonds Yat rapids.

5.30pm: Biblins Bridge.

6.15pm: Dixton Church.

6.30pm: Monmouth Boat House, land at town boat house steps, canoes will be home, carry statue up to church – 2 transatlantic paddlers (Deputy Head of Monmouth School and his wife).

7pm: Evening Prayer in St Mary’s Church and statue to stay there overnight.

Other canoeists and wild swimmers will accompany the canoe-catamaran. Art exhibitions will be held at Moccas Village Hall and Whitchurch Church with many events en route: music in Hay, trumpet and saxophones on Bredwardine Bridge, Georgian chants by the monks of Belmont at Moccas and a feast in Moccas Village Hall (15th); evensong at Hereford Cathedral (16th); morning coffee at Marden and Lugwardine, evensong with Ross Choir at Hoarwithy Church and a picnic (17th); a lunchtime picnic with bagpipes at Sellack (18th); and evening prayer at Monmouth Church (19th).

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August 19 @ 10:30
10:30 — 18:30 (8h)

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