On 6-7 May there will be a mini-pilgrimage on the UK section of the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome.
Julia Peters (CPR Canterbury Representative), with the help of Rev. Jo Tinkler, has organised this walk to promote the route locally. For many it will be their first experience of a pilgrimage. Pilgrims will leave Canterbury Cathedral at 10 am on 6 May and walk to Eythorne, which is just 1.5 miles from Shepherdswell. The Eythorne Parish will accommodate pilgrims at the Community Hall and provide dinner and breakfast. In the evening there will be a showing of the film The Way. On 7 May the walk continues for the last 10 miles to Dover. Along the route participants will be encouraged to appreciate the landscape and local heritage sites such as St. Augustine's Abbey, St. Martin's Church in Canterbury (both UENESCO World Heritage Sites), the Norman churches of Patrixbourne and Womenswold, and to visit the Dover Museum to appreciate the rich history of the port town.
The cost to participate is £10, which includes accommodation for one night in Eythorne, dinner and breakfast.
To learn more about the walk and to register, please visit: http://kentontheviafrancigena.com/events/