The CPR was founded in 2006. We are a charitable non-denominational organisation dedicated to promoting pilgrimage to Rome on foot, bicycle or horseback from Canterbury to Rome along the Via Francigena and on other historical pilgrim routes.

Some 793 people have joined since our foundation, and we currently have 328 active members, approximately one third of whom are non-UK residents, coming from 20-plus countries as far afield as the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France, Iceland and The Netherlands.

The CPR publishes a regular newsletter, issues a pilgrim credential, runs a library and a photo archive and also publishes an accommodation list.

The CPR holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other events during the year to engage with stakeholders and groups involved in the Via Francigena. 

The CPR is led by a Steering Group and its activities are regulated by the CPR’s Constitution