Our guided events are easy, accessible introductions to ‘bring your own beliefs’ pilgrimage in Britain and to great destinations. This is stress-free guided pilgrimage with us taking care of the details. Learn about the cultural heritage of an area, connect with nature, and be a pilgrim. Clear your mind and heart, meet like-minded people and reposses your soul!
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January date tbc – Royal Greenwich Song Pilgrimage, 3.5 miles, 12.30-5pm, £40 per pilgrim. Walk with BPT’s Guy Hayward singing songs – folk, classical, sacred – based on the places of heritage along the way. Making pilgrimage in London really is the most surprisingly impactful day – and many pilgrims will be stunned by the pilgrim riches that Greenwich offers. Greenwich has been a place of prehistoric burial mounds, magnificent views, a royal palace, a park of ancient oaks, a pioneering observatory where time stands still (GMT), where the father of English church music is buried, where Nelson rested on his way to St Paul’s, a sumptuous naval chapel, where Henry VIII was born, and where some of the greatest naval ‘pilgrimages’ set out on the Thames.
The 3.5-mile route passes from one of the best views of London (song: Noel Coward’s London Pride), across Bronze age burial mounds to Greenwich Observatory (Haydn’s the Heavens are Telling), the natural spring, Queen Elizabeth Oak (Dowland’s ‘Time stands still’) and Mother Stone of Greenwich Park, St Alfege’s Church where Thomas Tallis is buried (sung round: Tallis’ Canon), then the Old Royal Naval College (song: Death of Nelson), to Cutty Sark (song: South Australia) then under the Thames to survey the majesty of Christopher Wren’s masterpiece of the Naval College (song: Sweet Thames Flow Softly).More Info & Tickets
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