Category Archives: Press

“100 Silences” Pilgrimage in the Brixton Bugle


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 […]

“100 Silences” Pilgrimage in the Southampton Daily Echo


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


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 […]

Churches and Pilgrimage (How to get Britain going again) An Article by William Parsons for the NCT


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 in Suitcase Magazine


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 […]

Rupert Sheldrake talks to Russell Brand about pilgrimage


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 […]

British Pilgrimage on Radio Sussex


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 […]

British Pilgrimage in the Spectator!


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 […]

British Pilgrimage on BBC 1


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 […]