St Christopher's in Gunnerton was one of the highlights of the UK section of the Pilgrimage as while this was Hawes' first church building, he also considered it one of his finest. The Church Warden Jim Wainwright had made the necessary arrangements for the visit and along with the parishioners of St Christopher's, made the Pilgrims very welcome.
Like the St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton, this church, on reaching its centenary in the early 2000's, needed restoration, so the Pilgrims were given a talk by the architect who oversaw the work, Vincent Steinlet and the parish priest who instigated the project, Rev John Wylam. One of the local parishioners Richard Hay had visited the Mid West of WA to see the Hawes buildings,
While building this church, Hawes lived at the nearby Chollerton Vicarage and attended the local Chollerton Church so the Pilgrims also paid a visit to Chollerton.