Following the beautiful and uplifting success of Tara’s first community pilgrimages last year, we are excited to be arranging more one- and two-day pilgrimages in 2023. These events will provide the opportunity to share moments of spiritual awareness, unlocking the secrets of the English countryside and numerous sacred sites in a spiritual way, following in the footsteps of this thousand-year-old tradition.
Here are the provisional dates for your calendar. More details will be published soon.
22nd April 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage, Chartham to Canterbury
14th May 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage, Radlett to St Alban’s Cathedral
September/ October 2023 – 1 day pilgrimage TBC
If you would like more information, and to join the next pilgrimage please join the Telegram Channel.
The pilgrimage is open for our members only. The event itself is free, however participants may incur costs for travel, food etc.
Read a student testimony from one of last year’s pilgrimages
What is a Pilgrimage?
Pilgrimage in England has taken place since hunter-gatherers followed well-worn tracks, which then became ritualised journeys in Celtic and medieval history and in early modern Christianity.
Usually done on foot, a pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place that touches the hearts and souls of the pilgrims, drawing them closer to God.
The purpose of a pilgrimage is growth, and can often start with an intention, or questions such as: Who am I? What is my purpose in this life? What do I need to hear now? What do I need to draw me closer to my true spirit? What do I need to heal? By asking these questions the pilgrimage becomes both an inner and an outer journey. The spiritual practice of pilgrimage can also begin without an intention or initial awareness, and it is only on later reflection that the pilgrim realises that their life has been spiritually enriched by the journey.
On the pilgrimage it is important to cultivate an attitude of self-reflection and openness, and attention to what comes to you. Without this awareness, the pilgrimage can become just a walk in the countryside and lack a deeper purpose.
We are very much looking forward to sharing this experience with you!