To establish a walking pilgrimage route across England, from Cornwall to Norfolk. This route passes through diverse landscapes connecting significant Christian and pre-Christian sites, creating a spiritual and cultural journey which offers opportunity for reflection and inspiration.
The pilot project between Brentor and Glastonbury has now been extended. The route now stretches over 350 miles, from west Cornwall to Avebury, with guidebooks available describing the whole way.
Over the past few years we have organised a number of group pilgrimages walking sections of the route with the benefit of a support vehicle to carry luggage. A short film shot “on location” during a guided pilgrimage across Dartmoor gives a flavour of the experience. Plans for pilgrimages during 2021 are currently on hold, but if you want to organise your own pilgrimage, we may be able to advise. A flavour of one pilgrim’s experience of Mary/Michael Pilgrims Way in 2020, (see more in the updated news section) can be gleaned from the short films she made along the Way.
As we move into the spring and summer if restrictions are eased, my hope is to offer one or more day long pilgrimages to give people an opportunity to gather, share and reconnect with each other and the sacred landscape.
Other ways to get involved include contributing photographs and information about places of interest along the way or helping to identify the best ways to follow as we develop the route eastwards. Read our news updates or follow us on Facebook to stay informed about the project’s progress.
The original pilot section guidebook which focused on the section of the pilgrimage between Brentor and Glastonbury, has now been updated and extended to include the route between Glastonbury and Avebury. If you want to purchase this, and/or the guidebook for the Cornish section of the pilgrimage, both are available. They will enable you to begin exploring Mary/Michael Pilgrims Way for yourself at very little cost. Funds generated will go towards extending the pilgrimage further east.