Category Archives: Pilgrimage

To be a pilgrim…a weekend conference from the Methodist Church – 6-8 April 2018

Pilgrimage can offer so much to us as individual followers of Christ – and to our churches.  Open spaces, companionship on the journey, new ways of seeing a story or a landscape, a sense of adventure, sometimes an element of risk, the need to choose courage… Pilgrimage can help us to think radically about direction, […]


Pilgrimage into Mission a conference hosted by the East AnglianPilgrimage Network Saturday 3 February 2018, Norwich Cathedral, 10am – 4pm

A day learning about how the international surge in popularity of pilgrimage is creating significant opportunities in mission for local parishes. The international surge in popularity of pilgrimage creates significant opportunities in mission for local parishes.Is your church along the route of an ancient pilgrimage or modern long-distance path? Is it associated with a local saint […]


1st International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages

The 1st International Congress of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimages “Following the Footsteps of the Saint Pope John Paul II” will take place in Krakow, from 8th to 12th November 2017. Krakow and Malopolska Region have a great potential as a religious tourism and pilgrimage destination. The Congress aims to be a meeting place between the tour […]


The British Pilgrimage Trust

The British Pilgrimage Trust is a Charitable Trust set up to restore the tradition of pilgrimage in Britain. It was formed in 2014 after witnessing the ever-increasing success of the Spanish Camino, and concluding that Britain is missing a trick by not providing pilgrims with access to a similar (or even better) experience. There was an […]


The Cornish Celtic Way

A new spiritual route through Cornwall with a focus on the celtic saints and making reflections on your journey. The Cornish Celtic Way is a new pilgrimage route covering 125 miles through Cornwall from St. German’s to St. Michael’s Mount. It incorporates over 60 miles of the Cornish coastal path as well as two established […]


Christmas Carols at the national Shrine of Saint Jude

There is an open invitation to join the Carmelite Friars for Christmas carols at the Shrine of Saint Jude on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in Faversham, Kent. Singing starts at 2.30pm, but there will be plenty of activities before and after. Everyone who attends will need to get their voices ready for a good and celebratory singalong! […]


Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals Past and Present

The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture (CSCC) has recently completed a 3 year interdisciplinary research project into pilgrimage past and present, which has produced new and exciting information about why and (more importantly) how people are engaging with sacred places. The results from the four case study cathedrals have significant implications for […]


Why do people light candles?

The Shrine of St Alban is a site of national Pilgrimage and is one of the highlights of a visit to St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church. People have been coming there for over 1700 years. It is used as a place of prayer and stillness by visitors every day. St Alban is Britain’s first […]


English Medieval Shrines

English Medieval Shrines, by John Crook, explores the sanctity of physical remains in the medieval cult of saints, and traces the major saints cults from the Norman Conquest to the Reformation. The cult of saints is one of the most fascinating manifestations of medieval piety. It was intensely physical; saints were believed to be present […]


Tissington: A Village Pilgrimage

Written by Deacon Lorraine Brown, the Peak Park Rural Development Enabler, this book uses the wells of the village of Tissington as a focus for a pilgrimage. The pilgrimage can be followed at any time of the year, but (hint) may be difficult during well dressing week as vast numbers of visitors flock to the […]