Year of Pilgrimage
2020 has been designated a Year of Pilgrimage with new walking routes being created that are inspired by ancient pilgrimage paths.
The hope is that these new routes will transform the medieval tradition into a modern practice.
Adrian Dorber, chair of the Association of English Cathedrals and the Dean of Lichfield said: “2020 brings together a remarkable number of individual cathedral anniversaries and initiatives that will help tell Britain’s story – past and present – and offer a creative and positive way to look to the future.
“We want to be able to offer our visitors a new way of arriving, a new way of experiencing and engaging with our cathedrals, highlighting the importance of spiritual, mental and physical well-being,’ he said.
One person who has explored the spiritual side of going on a pilgrimage is Baptist Pioneer Minister Rev Andy West from Doncaster.
His first pilgrimage was just 9 years ago as he shared with Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton.