Dr Sally Welch writes about the resurgence of interest in pilgrimage in the Church Times Travel Supplement, which lists five pilgrimage routes around Britain to try. The article links to BPT – do check out our routes directory to find more routes.
Jason Goodwin wrote about a new 1-day pilgrimage route from Littlebredy to Abbotsbury, in the Boxing Day edition of Country Life, featuring certain walks around Britain. View the South Dorset Old Stones Way here. It says ‘Great Stones Way’ but we’re calling it ‘Old Stones Way’.
The British Pilgrimage Trust has had a productive and exciting year. We have been working hard to realise the Trust’s vision, creating a set of effective and powerful tools for supporting the practice of pilgrimage across Britain. Guided pilgrimages– In 2017, the Trust held 11 pilgrimages, giving over 400 people access to the practice.– In […]
BPT’s Guy Hayward spoke with Tonderai Munyevu (Black Men Walking) during a 1-day BPT guided pilgrimage on the South Downs, in a programme that was broadcast on 26th June 2018. Listen to whole programme here.
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.
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 (built only last year) for African and Caribbean servicemen. This is the article as written for the local Brixton newspaper: Young and old join […]
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/