All our events are designed to introduce more people to British pilgrimage, raise funds for the BPT, and to help establish a network of British pilgrim sleep-spots.
Come along, have an amazing time, and support the revival of British Pilgrimage.
Sun 3rd Feb 2019: A 1-day Royal Pilgrimage from Tower of London via St Paul’s Cathedral to Westminster Abbey – 5.5 miles.
£30 for a single ticket; £25 each if two pilgrims buy together; £20 each if a godparent brings a godchild **SOLD OUT**
Guy from BPT and route creator Jason Goodwin will guide you, delving into the heart of England’s history through the streets of the modern city. London comes alive when experienced as a ‘pilgrimscape’. There are historic churches in unbelievably dense concentration along this route, as well as holy wells and ancient stones. This route links two sites commemorating two very different types of people- the sinners who languished in the Tower of London, and the saints and ‘great and good’ who are venerated in Westminster Abbey. Buy guidebook here. **SOLD OUT**
Sat 4th – Sun 5th May 2019: The Cumbrian Cistercian Way – 25 miles, 2 days.
£120 per person (inc. breakfast and lunch on Sunday and Saturday night’s accommodation); £200 for two tickets; £180 for godparent and godchild. Guy from BPT will guide you through the South Cumbrian coastal landscape which, though varied, is softer in character than the more rugged Lake District Hills. This gentler aspect must have influenced the Cistercian monks when they chose to build Furness Abbey where they did- once the second wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monastery in England. The Way is never far from the shores of Morecambe Bay which, with its ever-moving tides below a skyline of hills and fells, creates light patterns that never cease to surprise in an expanse that lends itself for contemplation.
Sat 25th – Sun 26th May 2019: Finchale Camino Inglés – 20 miles, 2 days.
£120 per person (inc. breakfast and lunch on Sunday and Saturday night’s accommodation); £200 for two tickets; £180 for godparent and godchild. Guy of the BPT will guide you on this recognised English section of the Camino Ingles via A Coruna, where medieval pilgrims arrived from England, to Santiago. We walk to Durham Cathedral, the magnificent shrine of St Cuthbert, and then walk the Weardale Way to the spectacular ruins of Finchale Priory, where the 12th-century hermit Godric lived for 50 years, and from where he made one of the earliest recorded pilgrimages from England to Santiago in Northern Spain.