St James’ Way Fund

David Sinclair and Adrian Croft are walking the St James' Way from Reading to Southampton over 3 days from Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th August 2022 to raise funds to install a stone distance marker (a “mouteira” in Galician) and a St James cross monument along its route.  These wayside structures will help establish and add to its sense as a Camino route in England, one that traverses beautiful English countryside with village pubs and churches in Berkshire and Hampshire.

Sponsorship is novel – it’s made through sponsoring the painting of the St James cross monument.  An outline of the image has been sketched onto a canvas and divided into 200 squares - as seen in the image below.  Each square requires a sponsor to complete its painting.  So, come on, be one of the 200 that helps fund amazing landmarks to the St James’ Way.  The guide amount to sponsor a square is £10 to £100.

Incidentally, you too can join David and Adrian for a bit of the walk by hopping on and off at any point on their timetable shown at the bottom of this page.

A little background about our dedicated pair: David, a CSJ Thames Valley Regional Group member, has recently coordinated projects that waymarked the entire St James’ Way from Reading to Southampton and introduced pilgrim stamps to the pubs that line its route, to supplement those already found in many of the churches.  He met Adrian in May 2019 at the outset of the Camino Frances and invited his good friend to join this remarkable challenge and quest.

The sites of the St James cross monument and mouteira have yet to be determined. Progress and announcements about their installation, positioning and unveiling will be made through this page and the e-newsletter.