Student bursaries available for Pilgrims Workshop

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to undertake a pilgrimage? More than just a long-distance walk, a pilgrimage typically follows a historic route to a destination of particular significance. Motivations for these pilgrims range from a physical challenge to a search for spiritual fulfilment.

On Saturday 15 June a full-day pilgrims workshop at Canterbury Cathedral will explore the pilgrimage routes of Canterbury, including the Via Francigena to Rome. The programme includes a mini-pilgrimage in the Cathedral grounds, talks on engaging with the history and heritage of pilgrimage, and a practical session with a panel of experienced pilgrims who can answer all of your questions on how to undertake your own pilgrimage.

Taking place in the beautiful Clagett Auditorium in Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, this workshop will be of interest to ‘armchair’ pilgrims (those whose interests lie in the history and stories of pilgrimage), those who have walked or cycled a pilgrimage route and anyone who has the desire to go on a pilgrimage and would like to learn how to go about it.

Student bursaries are being offered by the Centre for Heritage and are open to all Kent students. To apply for a bursary, please send a short statement of interest to organiser Julia Lewis at jep35@kent.ac.uk. Bursaries will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

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