Mini-pilgrimages and Archbishop converge on Canterbury to launch Green Pilgrimage Partnership

Pilgrims from across the Diocese converged in Canterbury on Friday 3rd October to celebrate the launch of the Green Pilgrimage Network Canterbury Partnership (GPN Canterbury Partnership); a partnership of some 40 local sacred sites, pilgrim routes, local food producers, tourism authorities, Canterbury City Council and local businesses, committed to making pilgrimage to the region more environmentally friendly. Read more »

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Archbishop joins pilgrims and preaches ‘Pilgrimage is not a strategy, it is an encounter.’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, celebrated the ancient tradition of pilgrimage on Sunday 5 October 2014 by walking with pilgrims through Canterbury and by preaching at Evensong in the Cathedral. The Archbishop, along with the Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott and the Canon Pastor of the Cathedral, Clare Edwards, joined around 120 pilgrims, some of whom had journeyed from Winchester, to walk the final mile into Canterbury Cathedral. Read more »

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