Last March, on Good Friday, 30 March 2018, BPT’s Guy Hayward appeared in the third and final episode of BBC2 TV Series ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago’ with TV personalities Heather Small, Ed Byrne, Neil Morrissey, Debbie McGee, Kate Bottley, JJ Chalmers, Raphael Rowe. In the first fragment, he gets a few of them to […]
Thanks to Jo Carnegie for this article on different winter pilgrimage options around Christmas.
At the end of Will’s “100 Silences” pilgrimage, he gave the remnants of the battlefield soil carried from Southampton to local children in Brixton, who laid it on the war memorial opened there only last year, for African and Caribbean servicemen. This is the article as written for the local Brixton newspaper: Young and old […]
Co-founder William Parsons’ recent Pilgrimage of Remembrance, featuring 100 recordings of silence at 100 WW1 war memorials, was featured in the Southampton Echo newspaper. Read the article here: https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16994487.william-parsons-36-who-is-the-co-founder-of-the-british-pilgrimage-trust-started-his-pilgrimage-which-will-take-him-from-southampton-to-london-via-dover/
Church Times launches ‘1-day pilgrimage routes to cathedrals’ and ‘godparent-child pilgrimages’ projects ‘Turn cathedral visitors into pilgrims,’ says British Pilgrimage Trust by PAUL WILKINSON 05 OCTOBER 2018 People are being asked to devise pilgrimage routes that would take a single day to each of the cathedrals in Britain. “It’s the most accessible way to engage with […]
Ancient pilgrimage route to Canterbury rediscovered by PAUL WILKINSON 10 AUGUST 2018 — AN ANCIENT pilgrimage route to Canterbury has been rediscovered by a group of enthusiasts who plan to relaunch it by 2020, and the 850th anniversary of the murder of St Thomas Becket. The 150-mile route from Southampton was found on a map from the […]
European Foreign Correspondent for National Public Radio in America, Stephen Beard, joined the BPT’s guided Old Way pilgrimage event in August 2018, and made this rather punchy 4-min radio feature for a programme that went out to 14 million American listeners! Listen here
This September, Will wrote an article for the National Churches Trust Annual Review, about his vision for pilgrimage in Britain and how churches can become places that more people engage with through the open act of pilgrimage. Have a read of the article here: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/news/churches-and-pilgrimage-how-get-britain-going-again Here’s a quote from the article: “We have seen time […]
The Old Way pilgrimage recently featured in the Slow Edition of Suitcase Magazine, an award-winning travel mag much loved by ‘influencers’ globally. Will guided Rae the journalist on the last four days of the route, rich with castles, holy wells, ancient trees, and more churches than you can shake a pilgrim staff at. It was […]
The Old Way pilgrimage is recommended by the Guardian newspaper as one of Britain’s 20 best British micro breaks! https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/31/20-great-mini-adventures-in-the-uk-britain-walks-cycles-wales-england-scotland
Will and Guy interviewed in Passion Passport, a Californian-based magazine, about their visions of pilgrimage. The Art of Pilgrimage
Click here to read Harriet Sherwood’s article about the recent TV series on BBC2 ‘Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago’ – in which she mentions The Old Way to Canterbury.
We are very glad to share this article about BPT guided pilgrimages with you which appears in the Spring 2018 Issue of Porter Magazine. Many thanks to Delilah Khomo, Catherine Fairweather and the team at Porter.
We are very glad to share this article about the Old Way and the BPT’s work with you. Many thanks to Harriet Compston and the Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/british-pilgrimage-trust-walks-canterbury/
Will and Guy, founders of the British Pilgrimage Trust, recently featured on a host of local radio stations – right across the country. Will has stitched these interviews together into one exciting clip. Give it a listen!
The British Pilgrimage Trust’s Patron Rupert Sheldrake was recently interviewed on Russell Brand’s “Under the Skin” podcast. We’ve edited together a selection of excerpts from the interview, where they discuss pilgrimage. Brand on Pilgrimage: “To me it sounds bloody delightful” – “It’s the sort of thing I might do, actually” – “I wanna go to […]
Alex Strangwayes-Booth makes pilgrimage on the Old Way with Will and Guy of the British Pilgrimage Trust.
Wanderlust travel magazine reports on the Old Way pilgrimage to Canterbury. With thanks to Phoebe Smith!
With thanks to John Walsh for this excellent article!
The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood joined The British Pilgrimage Trust for a day on the Old Way pilgrimage to Canterbury. This is what she wrote about it…
Alan Franks’ Guardian article was summarised in The Week, in the centre of the Travel section in the 10 Dec 2016 issue.
This October, we made an 11 day pilgrimage to the source of the song Jerusalem. Journalist Alan Franks joined us for the final few days, and wrote a feature article for the Guardian Travel section. Here’s the article…
Earlier this year Will took Tony Robinson on a pilgrimage to Britain’s largest virgin Oak tree – called Majesty, near Nonington. Last Saturday, the programme aired on Channel 4. You can watch the whole thing on the Channel 4 website – it’s good – go ahead. Or you can just watch our clip, here:
Twice during our recent Jerusalem Song Pilgrimage, we had the privilege of being interviewed by BBC Radio Sussex/Surrey. This is a recording of the second interview, on a Sunday breakfast show – just before setting out on Day 9 of our pilgrimage to Blake’s cottage and Parry’s house, where the song Jerusalem was born. We […]
This October, we made an 11 day pilgrimage to the source of the song Jerusalem. Four days in, the Evening Standard kindly covered the event in the Londoner’s Diary section. Here’s the articlette…
In September this year, County Walking Magazine opened with this feature on our work in restoring British pilgrimage. Many thanks Country Walking!
Last Saturday (July 2016) the British Pilgrimage Trust featured heavily in an article in the Spectator. We had little choice about the line the journalist took, and he decided on a ‘pilgrimage now with less Christianity’ angle – which is strangely quantitative, and possibly mis-leading, because there can be as much Christianity as you want […]
An article in The Independent newspaper (29/12/15) announces the launch of this website, and the British Pilgrimage Trust’s ongoing work toward renovating British pilgrimage. Just in time for a big new year of making this vision a reality on the ground…
Guy Hayward and William Parsons, trustees of the British Pilgrimage Trust, were honoured to be featured on BBC1 Songs of Praise during their Springtime pilgrimage from London to Walsingham. The presenter was David Grant, Take That’s singing teacher, who offered great advice and support to the singing pilgrims – though he refused to join their […]