Guardian angels for pilgrim path


Stone is on a pilgrimage route – these red waymarkers guide walkers through the town on the Two Saints Way between Chester and Lichfield.

Inaugurated in 2012, the Way is the brainchild of David Pott, a long-distance walker and seasoned pilgrim who was then living in Stone.

Last month, David revisited Stone for a Two Saints Way project meeting which has appointed local co-ordinators for different sections of the 85-mile route.

“The local coordinator’s role is to promote the Two Saints Way in the area, to see that everything is in good order with the footpath and to move forward with issues like improving signage and information about accommodation options – including those for pilgrims on a low budget,”

David told the Gazette.

The  co-ordinator for the Stone section between Trentham and Salt is Paul Graetz from Tittensor.  A member of St Luke’s congregation, Paul came on the inaugural pilgrimage in April 2012.  He also ran and cycled the Way in two consecutive days that summer.

Paul can be contacted by phone on 01782 372356 or by email at

David expects the Two Saints Way’s popularity to increase with the publication of its official guide next year.