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.


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