On the Pilgrim’s Way: A Pilgrimage Along the Canterbury Trail
Our pilgrimage will follow the ancient pilgrim path from Winchester to Canterbury over the course of the first five days, visiting shrines, monasteries, cathedrals, country churches, manor homes, and other sites associate with the medieval pilgrim route. The Dean of Canterbury will welcome us and host us for the final three days as we explore our Anglican historical roots in Canterbury, from their foundation in the 6th century until today. (Note: travel is by coach, but there will be opportunities to walk sections of the Pilgrim’s Way both before and during the group pilgrimage.)
Canterbury holds special resonance for Anglicans around the world as the ancient ecclesiastical center of the Church of England and the mother church of the Anglican Communion. It was also one of the great medieval pilgrimage destinations of Europe and remains so today, drawing over one million visitors from across the world each year.
Journey for several days along the ancient path known as “The Pilgrims’ Way” from Winchester to Canterbury, pausing at historic pilgrimage stops along the way. In Canterbury we will be hosted by the dean of the cathedral and will explore the ancient stone foundations and living history of Christianity and Anglicanism in Britain. (Note: travel is by coach, but there will be options to walk the actual Canterbury trail both before and during the pilgrimage.)
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