Welcome to all visitors - Tourists, Seekers and Pilgrims
A place where your mind can be idle, and forget its concerns, descend into silence, and worship in secret.— Thomas Merton
Small Pilgrim Places are:
- Spaces for pondering, breathing, meditating, praying and ‘being’
- Small places, not those already on the map, well-known, or that draw crowds;
- Simple, quiet and unpretentious, with the presence of the Divine;
- Places of worship, gardens, ruins, open spaces, holy wells, etc.;
- Welcoming and inclusive.
The Small Pilgrim Places Network:
- Brings together people who support the ethos of SPPs through prayer and practical support;
- Encourages members to promote the key elements of SPPs - quiet prayer and meditation, hospitality, silence, space and simplicity not only in SPPs but also in their own personal situations;
- Is mutually supportive, encouraging the exchange of experiences, inspiration and practicalities.
Today's Featured Place
The National Gathering
Wednesday 24th October 2018, 3:15 PM
"I would love to live like a river flows carried by the surprise." (John O'Donohue) In spite of the best efforts of Storm Callum, most of us made it to Bradford-on-Avon last weekend for the National Gathering and AGM. In the wonderful surroundings of Holy Trinity we gathered for quiet time, to listen to our speaker Richard Dealler, to share lunch and to talk and discuss our various experiences and expectations of being part of the Network. Richard talked about setting up the Mary and Michael Pilgrims Way in Cornwall, about the importance of connections that point us back towards the wholeness which becomes ever more difficult to find in this fragmented world, and the tradition of hospitality along the way which in some ways we have lost in this country. Next year in the West Midlands?