It has taken us a bit longer than intended, but the autumn edition of the pilgrimage newsletter is now available via this direct link.
The delay has allowed us to bring you more details of 3 activities planned for 2015, when we celebrate 50 years of the Arundel & Brighton Diocese and 40 years since our first pilgrimage. See the newsletter for more details of:
- 40 Year Pilgrimage Reunion, Farnham, 10th – 12th April 2015
- Festival 50 Jubilee Celebration Pilgrimage, Arundel to Amex Stadium, 3rd – 5th July 2015
- The Arundel Pilgrimage, Chertsey to Arundel, 15th – 30th August 2015
There’s lots to read over the Christmas holidays, just get the dates in your 2015 calendar now!
Best very wishes for a blessed Christmas and a rewarding 2015.
Our annual 2 week walking pilgrimage, The Arundel Pilgrimage 2015 this year runs from Saturday August 15th to Sunday 30th August 2015. Bookings now closed, but no booking is required for day pilgrims.
The pilgrimage is celebrating its 40th anniversary! The first pilgrimage was made in 1975 to beat the bounds of Surrey and Sussex in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and this year we return to our roots in thanksgiving and prayer. We will cover about 180 miles visiting very many deaneries of the diocese, starting in Chertsey and finishing at Arundel Cathedral. The route is currently being finalised and our will be published shortly.
Come and join us as each day we joyfully walk together in faith and fellowship as an ecumenical Christian community, recognising our shared Christian mission to know and to serve the Lord and to witness to God’s love for all people.
Pilgrims can join for the whole way , a week or a collection of days.
We should have space for 100 pilgrims, so get in fast to avoid disappointment.
2015 Application Form
We’ve removed the “Gateway to Pilgrim’s Live” page with the big orange arrow that used to serve as the start page for this site. So now you get straight to the main page without needing an extra click. But if like me you’d prefer things to stay as they were, don’t worry, you can: just navigate to this page and then save that as a bookmark.
Our 2014 Pilgrimage reunion took place near Manchester, 31st October to 2nd November 2014 and was attended by a select group who enjoyed hospitality and a great walk. Follow this link to the Reunion Diary Page to see what you missed, and save the date of next year’s 40-year reunion for anyone who’s joined us in the past or is thinking of joining us in the future.
“Blistering Years”, a term coined at our 20th anniversary in 1995, is our name for the potted histories of our pilgrimages. They’ve just been brought up-to-date and can be found here. This page includes links to diaries of all of our pilgrimages over 40 years – somewhere for old hands to reminisce and future pilgrims to see what we’re really like.
It’s hard to believe that our pilgrimages have been running for almost 40 years, and we will be celebrating this anniversary with a special reunion in Farnham over the weekend of 10-12 April 2015.
All past pilgrims and their families are very, very welcome to attend. Bring your happy memories and any photos you may have.
Coming soon – Link to application form
Our 2014 Pilgrimage reunion will take place near Manchester, 31st October to 2nd November 2014. Follow this link to the Reunion Diary Page. Invitations have been e-mailed to registered pilgrims.
2014 Reunion Application Form
Our 2014 Pilgrimage took us from Liverpool to Carlisle through the Lake District, from Saturday 9th August to Sunday 24th August 2014. Our theme reflected the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war, and the new Pope’s choice of Francis for his name; what can St Francis of Assisi teach us about Peace?
Follow our progress online!