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Two donkeys and a bishop

On Palm Sunday, 2018, more than 150 people and six dogs joined donkeys Buffy and Solomon as they walked with the Bishop of Reading, Andrew Proud. The journey began at St Margaret’s Mapledurham, and continued via St Peter’s Caversham, Caversham Court and Christchurch Meadows all the way to St John the Baptist, Gosbrook Road.

There were refreshments and worship at each of the three parish churches and plenty of time to meet, chat and recall Jesus’ journey on a donkey into Jerusalem. Many people we met on the route were happy to receive a Palm Cross.

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Bishop Andrew meets Buffy

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Ready for the off. Bishop Andrew with Buffy (left) and Solomon (right)

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Buffy and the Bishop of Reading lead more than 100 through Mapledurham Estate on Palm Sunday

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Entry into Jerusalem/Caversham – Bishop Andrew leads Buffy from Caversham Court Gardens

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Palm crosses with a special invitation were handed to people on the way

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You may also like to read Bishop Andrew’s three sermons.