Welcome and walk with a French Pilgrim Group, September 2013
The CPR is delighted to announce that it is organising a welcome for a group of French
pilgrims who are arriving on foot from Reims this September. We invite any members
interested to join us at Dover port to greet the pilgrims and accompany them on the
final stages of their pilgrimage. The itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Friday 13th September
Greet pilgrims at Dover and walk with them to Shepherdswell. Train from Shepherdswell
Day 2: Saturday 14th September
Return to Shepherdswell then walk to Canterbury. Arrive in time for Evensong at
the Cathedral where we are joined by CPR Open Day attendees.
Canterbury has a good range of accommodation including budget hostels as well as
those at the more luxurious end of the market.
If you would like to participate, please contact the CPR Secretary using the button
above and she will give you detailed meeting times and places etc.
Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome
Open Day in Canterbury
Saturday 14th September 2013
Venue: St Paul’s Church, Church Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2NH
St Paul’s Church is an historic building dating possibly from the 13th century. This
promises to be a very interesting day with a variety of talks including a Virtual
Tour of Canterbury Cathedral given by Graham Stark, an expert on the Cathedral, and
a talk by Brian Mooney, “On foot to Rome and back” about walking both ways on the
Via Francigena and the two books he has written about his experiences. This year
we have arranged our second Open Day to co-incide with the arrival of a group of
French pilgrims. After the Open Day there will be the opportunity to join them for
Evensong. These pilgrims have arrived in Canterbury after walking from Reims - see
below for more information.