Our popular summer pilgrimages are back this year, led by our curate Rev Caitlin Carmichael-Davies.
The next walk is a Pilgrimage of Reconciliation on Saturday August 17 – starting at 10am from Jervaulx Abbey. We will walk through the spectacular scenery of the Dales to the ancient Church of St Oswald which, like Ripon Cathedral, has an Anglo-Saxon foundation.
Remembering the Pilgrimage of Grace, of which Jervaulx abbey was a part, and the religious divisions of English history, we will pray for Christian unity and religious tolerance.
Pilgrimage has been a part of Ripon’s history since Anglo Saxon times – St Wilfrid built the cathedral’s crypt (the oldest part of any English cathedral) so that pilgrims could pass through it as part of their journey.
Walking gives us the opportunity to encounter the beauty of God’s creation and to find companionship in one another and to that end
Each pilgrimage will be approximately six to eight miles and we will stop for refreshments and a packed lunch en route.
Lifts are available from the West End of the Cathedral from 9.30am. To sign up or to receive details of routes and lifts, please speak to Rev Caitlin, sign up at the back of church, or contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org/07377657391.