Part I: THE PILGRIMAGE, 8:45am-4:30pm, Starting Point: St Helen’s Church (Abingdon)
A short pilgrimage from Abingdon Abbey to Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral. This is a 12-mile walk across the Oxfordshire countryside mapped out by the British Pilgrimage Trust (see the walkhere). This walk will stop at various places of medieval interest, including the supporting buildings of Abingdon Abbey, various churches, and local landmarks. This is a pilgrimage that can be done with or without religion- you can choose to bring your beliefs or simply enjoy the walk! To book a place for the pilgrimage, follow this link.
Part II: DR GUY HAYWARD ON PILGRIMAGES (TALK) 5:30pm-6:30pm (Central Oxford location - TBC)
The second part of the day consists of a talk from the co-founder of The British Pilgrimage Trust, Dr Guy Hayward. The British Pilgrimage Trust aims to reignite the participation in pilgrimages in Britain, and Dr Hayward will be giving an evening talk on medieval pilgrimage practices, his experience of running the BPT and the modern relevance of pilgrimages. To book a place for the talk, follow this link.
These events are free of charge and are open to all.* For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Please note that there are limited places (30) for the pilgrimage, so do sign up early to avoid disappointment!
*If you are taking part in the pilgrimage, please note that you will need to travel to Abingdon and provide a packed lunch
In Association with Oxford Medieval Studies and sponsored by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) and the Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network
Image: London, British Library, MS Royal D 18 I, f.148
Oxford Medieval Studies
Oxford Pilgrimage Studies Network
Audience: Open to all