Pilgrimage Path has offered pilgrimage over the past few years in a number of ways, all open to any women with an interest in Christian spirituality. Former MWiB President Jill Baker co-ordinates this area of activity.

MWiB pilgrimages to date have been

  • Walking pilgrimages between Durham and Lindisfarne
  • Pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine
  • Pilgrimage to Rome in March 2019 (this is fully booked)

Latest: Walking pilgrimage in Scotland

  • In August 2018 Jill Baker and Gillian Womersley were part of a pilot Scottish Pilgrim route between Glasgow and Whithorn involving around 50 miles walking plus public transport.
  • The route engaged with Methodism in Scotland now, as well as exploring something of the religious history of the land, especially the lives of St. Mungo and St. Ninian.
  • Jill and Gillian hope to take a group from MWiB on this route in 2020. More details will be posted here when available.
  • A report of the pilot pilgrimage can be found here.

Christ Church

Christians have felt drawn to pray at the Shrine of St Frideswide for many centuries. Indeed, the Priory on which our Cathedral was built was an important destination for medieval pilgrims.

The Shrine is the oldest monument in the Cathedral, though what remains is only the platform on which the actual Shrine rested. Many came to pray for healing in the belief that the saint could cure them of a wide variety of complaints. In the sixteenth century Catherine of Aragon prayed at the Shrine in the hope of giving birth to a son.

Today, people remain drawn to the Latin Chapel and the Shrine it houses because they sense this is a place where the veil between our earthly life and the Kingdom of Heaven is very thin.

It is place that has been soaked in prayer over the centuries. 

Find out more about Pilgrimage at Christ Church Cathedral

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