Voyage of Our Lady of the Waters – Bredwardine to Hereford

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.

10am: Launch from Bredwardine Bridge.

11.30am: Monnington Church bells.

11.45am: Preston Church bells.

12pm: Byford Church bells.

2 – 2.30pm: Lower Eaton Bishop.

4.30pm: Arrive Hereford Cathedral – Bishop’s landing stage.

5pm: Procession through cloisters.

5.30pm: Evensong Hereford Cathedral.

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 16 @ 10:00
10:00 — 17:30 (7h 30′)

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