Church Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: June 2017

Pilgrimage is making something of a come back in popularity, especially among the churches in Scotland. Over the years, we have organised pilgrimages to the Holy Land (twice) and Turkey following the footsteps of Jesus throughout Palestine and of St John and St Paul as the early Church began to spread along the Mediterranean shores and countries.

Our pilgrimage destinations have been very different and, yet, our pilgrims report they hugely enjoyed each experience, finding their journeys not only informative but, just as importantly, deeply moving.

The proposed pilgrimage of 13-23 June, 2017 promises to be no less rewarding. Very different again in style, content and destination, our pilgrimage will allow travellers the chance to walk parts of the historic ‘camino de Santiago’ – way of St James/road to Santiago. All walking will be done in easy stretches and for short periods, with the coach on hand for those wishing a little more comfort. This was one of the great pilgrimages of the Middle Ages and one of the most popular today.

Together, we shall see cathedrals, wayside chapels, monasteries, Romanesque churches and bridges all of which stood in those ancient times.

En route we stay in very comfortable hotels with good facilities and serving delicious food.

Once in Santiago, we visit the Shrine of St James within the famous cathedral where we see the Botafumeiro swing.

A pilgrimage is not strictly a holiday. On a pilgrimage, the journey itself is as important as the destination with its unique opportunity for fellowship.

Interested? Then, please contact the church Office and let us know. Bookings are now being taken. You will be very welcome.


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