Bishop Paul visits an asylum drop in centre - meeting with staff and service users during the 2017 prayer walks. (Picture: Keith Blundy)
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Date(s) - 29/02/2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

St Giles Church


2020 is the Year of Pilgrimage in the Diocese of Durham (and many other dioceses).

Four new pilgrim routes to Durham Cathedral are being created. We are confident that many churches and individuals will be making their pilgrimages this year. And this is a practice that is popular in wider society. See the recent BBC TV programmes about pilgrimage.

    • But what is a pilgrimage?
    • Why do people go on pilgrimages?
    • How do you make a pilgrimage?
    • What does God have to do with pilgrimages?

To help us prepare for this Year of Pilgrimage, the Diocese is offering a training day with Archbishop Designate Stephen Cottrell

We are hugely privileged and excited to be able to welcome Bishop Stephen to our Diocese to contribute to our day on Pilgrimage.

Bishop Stephen is an enthusiastic pilgrim. He has walked the Camino (see this link) and will share his experiences and insights about pilgrimage.

There will also be contributions from the Revd Canon Charlie Allen from Durham Cathedral on the new diocesan pilgrim routes and the Cathedral welcome to pilgrims and workshops on pilgrimage and music, pilgrimage and spiritualty, and local pilgrimage.

Bishop Paul will be with us all day and contribute his own experiences and insights on pilgrimage.

Saturday 29th February St Giles’ Church, Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1QQ.

Registration 9.30

Start 9.45

The day will finish by 3.30.

This event is open to all and is free.

Please bring your own packed lunch.

Please book asap with Kate Martin on [email protected] or 0191 374 6017 Event Poster for you to advertise the event.


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