Resources

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Downloads

New Daylight: A pilgrim heart

A sample of BRF's most popular Bible reading notes, containing Sally Welch's recent reflections, A pilgrim heart.

From the Church Times

Camino de Santiago: All walk and no worship

Rebekah Scott has an unusual view of the Camino de Santiago. She lives on it

Virtual pilgrimage: the road less travelled

How do you walk the pilgrim trail to Santiago when you’re housebound? Ruth Lampard describes her journey on a Virtual Camino

The Crossway: walking from Canterbury to Jerusalem

Guy Stagg spent 10 months walking from Canterbury to Jerusalem, following medieval pilgrim paths across 5,500 km. He speaks about his experience on the Church Times podcast 

Books on pilgrimage

Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles

This book leads the modern traveller along seven medieval pilgrim routes of Britain (those with historic origins, rather than modern constructs), taking in world-famous sites such as Canterbury and Lindisfarne in addition to out-of-the-way locations along paths not so widely travelled. Each route guides pilgrims on a journey of discovery.

Every Place is Holy Ground

Whether in the home, in a church building or around familiar landmarks in a local community, a pilgrim journey can be made that will bring a new level of understanding and appreciation of daily life and the holy spaces it inhabits. Linking in with the traditional experiences of pilgrimage - Beginning, Discovering, Struggling, Resting, Remembering and more, this book provides guided meditations for ten prayer journeys inspired by everyday sights.

Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

In this Very Short Introduction Ian Reader explores the factors that affect how pilgrimage has changed over time, from contemporary international developments, such as mass transportation to changing social attitudes reflected in the motives of pilgrims through the ages. He demonstrates the social and international aspects of pilgrimage, showing how it has become a way of expressing social identity and cultural heritage, as well as being entwined with themes of entertainment and tourism.

Naked Hermit

Keeping lonely vigil in a remote hermit's cave, wading naked into the sea to pray, climbing sacred mountains, sleeping on a deserted holy isle, sheltering under a sacred tree, and even preaching to birds and other wildlife: all these were the work of holy men and women in ancient Britain. This book will challenge perceptions of our relationship with the landscape, with animals, with the elements and ultimately with the body itself.

To the Island of Tides

In To the Island of Tides, Alistair Moffat travels to - and through the history of - the fated island of Lindisfarne. Walking from his home in the Borders, through the historical landscape of Scotland and northern England, he takes us on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of saints and scholars, before arriving for a secular retreat on the Holy Isle. To the Island of Tides is a walk through history, a meditation on the power of place, but also a more personal journey; a chance for a personal stock-taking and a reflection on where life leads us.

Speakers 2019

Sally Welch
Graham Usher
Martyn Percy
Dee Dyas
Sarah Foot