Thanks to Jo Carnegie for this article on different winter pilgrimage options around Christmas.
Emma Pritchard wrote this wonderful article in the Winter Issue of Country Living magazine. Andrew Montgomery took the photos, and that shoot was unlike any other, pouncing on the snow windows. Pilgrimage in the winter is very special.
Radio 4 recently ran a ‘One-to-One’ show which featured Lynne Truss (author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves), with William Parsons guiding her on a very short pilgrimage on the Old Way. Listen in here:
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 […]