Pilgrimage is growing! There are many helpful websites
available; just a few are described below.
- The Church of Scotland engages in
pilgrimage in various ways. Search for "pilgrimage" on their
website for the latest activities, including "Together we walk" a European-themed
pilgrimage to hold in a church building.
- Illuminated Journeys describes
its mission as "To provide busy people the opportunity to step
deeper inside themselves by stepping out in Pilgrimage".
- The Jesuit website "Thinking Faith" has stimulating articles and
resources linked to pilgrimage, including "An Advent Pilgrimage" with daily material for
the Advent season drawn from the author's experience of pilgrimage.
- The Orthodox Peace Fellowship website
currently includes a very interesting article on "The Pilgrimage of Illness"
- Peak Pilgrimage gives lots of
information about a relatively new 40 mile pilgrimage through the
- Pilgrim Path brings together news
from around the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland.
- Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum is
a network of organisations and individuals committed to developing
routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland.
- Shoreline conversations produces
resources on a range of themes, including the 2016
CTBI Lent course on pilgrimage, with an accompanying magazine
- An exhibition, Stations of the Cross,
described as a pilgrimage for art lovers, took place across London
in 14 destinations in Lent 2016. The website is still live for virtual exploration.
- World Council of Churches
pilgrimage of justice and peace invites all churches and
Christians "to work together in a common quest, renewing the
true vocation of the church through collaborative engagement with
the most important issues of justice and peace, healing a world
filled with conflict, injustice and pain."
Methodist partners with links to pilgrimage:
- Artserve - a network supporting
creative arts in worship. A members' magazine is produced three
times per year.
- Methodist Children &
Youth/brings together resources and good practice for
all who work with children and young people. 3-Generate is the
annual gathering for those aged 8-23.
- JPIT (The Joint Public Issues
Team) is a venture of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the
Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of
Scotland. It helps these four churches work together on
issues of justice and inequality.
- Methodist Summer Fellowship an
annual gathering for fun, fellowship, worship and much
- Methodist Women in Britain offers
a wide range of activities (including pilgrimage) and resources
aimed particularly at women with an interest in creative
spirituality and a passion for global, social justice. An email
newsletter is availalbe four times per year.
- Reflect Resources of all sorts
for "Methodists supporting spirituality and retreats".
- Retreat Association another hub
of resources and events, "helping you explore and deepen your
journey with God through retreats".
Other relevant websites/organisations
- The Northumbria Community
is a dispersed network of people, hugely diverse, from
different backgrounds, streams and edges of the Christian
- The Community of Aidan and Hilda is a
dispersed, ecumenical body drawing inspiration from the lives of
the Celtic saints. The
Open Gate, on Lindisfarne is their main house and offers
accommodation for members and visitors.
- Ffald y Brenin is a beautiful award
winning Christian Retreat Centre in the hills by the sea in North
Pembrokeshire, Southwest Wales, UK.
Community is a dispersed Christian
ecumenical community working for peace and social justice,
rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.
Book list helpful to Methodism
- John Brierley - 3
handbooks for different routes of the Camino: A practical and
mystical manual for the modern pilgrim.
- Paul Barnett Following Jesus to Jerusalem
- Andrew Jones Pilgrimage (BRF, 2012)
- Jane Leach - Walking the Story: In the Steps of Saints and
Pilgrims. (Inspire 2007) Currently out of
- David Osborne Pilgrimage (Grove, 1996)
- Ian Reader Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction
- Peter Stanford The Extra Mile (Continuum, 2010)
- Sally Welch Walking the Labyrinth (Canterbury,
Resources specifically useful for young people
- Miranda and Noah Threlfall-Holmes The Teenage Prayer
Experiment Notebook Contains a short chapter about pilgrimage;
excellent at making different kinds of prayer accessible.
- Mark Yaconelli Article about a 'rite of passage' trip organised
for school-leavers where they wore pilgrim crosses and spent time
in solitude in the wilderness. https://markyaconelli.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/rite-of-passage/
- The Contemplative Dimension of Pilgrimage: "Solutio in eundo"
-The solution is in the walking by Thomas Hall (from "Contemplative
Outreach" Vol. 32 Number 1 December 2015) (attached as
- Sign up for e-newslettersKeep in touch with what interests you