Category Archives: Pilgrimage

FRH Biennial conference, Vicenza 9th -11th November 2016

The theme of the fifth Future for Religious Heritage’s international conference is Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe While increasing numbers of church buildings across Europe are being closed, deconsecrated and/or demolished, at the same time there is a growth of interest in religious and/or cultural pilgrimage and tourism along Europe’s […]


Peak Pilgrimage

The Peak Pilgrimage is a new long distance footpath walk designed to be enjoyed by all who liked walking. It takes you through the Peak District National Park one of the most beautiful walking areas in England. The website advises that you can take between two and seven days over the pilgrimage, staying somewhere new each […]


Pilgrim Guide to Scotland

This guide by Donald Smith was published in May 2015 and is a comprehensive introduction to Scotland’s major pilgrim routes, past and present. It covers every region and offers inclusive, simple devotional directions related to each journey. Pilgrim Guide to Scotland is both evocative and inspirational, following each pilgrim journey as a story and as […]


Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys

Scotland’s Pilgrim Journeys bring together the travels of Scotland’s Celtic Saints and Medieval traditions of pilgrimage with modern faith journeys. Originally six pilgrim journeys were developed, but a network of 14 trails was unveiled in April 2016 to coincide with the start of Holy Week, targeted at history, architectural and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as religious […]


The Small Pilgrim Places Network

The Small Pilgrim Places Network seeks to support the creation and promotion of small ‘breathing spaces’, where all, regardless of faith, can feel welcome. Members can access information on how to become a Small Pilgrim Place.


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage – journey, spirituality and daily life through the centuries.

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage – journey, spirituality and daily life through the centuries. An interactive CD-Rom which looks at the multiple meanings of pilgrimage within the Christian tradition in particular, exploring their expression through the centuries and their continuing significance today. This is set against the background of the importance of pilgrimage in faiths and cultures […]


What does it mean to go on a pilgrimage?

Traditional pilgrimage – in all religious or non-religious faiths, serves to enhance established beliefs. The goal is a place where the faith is celebrated and at which the pilgrim becomes more deeply engaged in her or his belief system. However an essential requirement of a traditional pilgrimage is the going to and from the special […]


The Pilgrim Process and Theology for the Way

Some thoughts by Dan Gafvert relevant to anyone who is thinking of going on a pilgrimage. The pilgrim process is about man and his ongoing quest for recreation and renewal and quality of life. The idea is not just about finding old paths in nature leading to a shrine but about man to day and […]


Two Saints Way

The Two Saints Way is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. The website not only gives detailed descriptions of the walk itself and the many interesting things you can see along the way, but describes how the walk was developed. The footpath is […]