Saints and Pilgrimage Day at the Cathedral
On Saturday 23 July we have a brilliant afternoon of free talks and events about pilgrimage and Northern Saints. Come along and learn more.
12-12:45pm and 2-2:45pm – Northern Souls: Saints That Made the North
Join us to explore the stories of the Northern Saints, their shrines, and the impact they had on Britain, using the art, architecture and history of Newcastle Cathedral.
Depictions range from stained glass windows and wood carvings to the stunning Reredos or High Altar screen, added to reflect the building’s newly granted cathedral status in the 1880s.
This free tour runs for approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for all ages. For younger attendees, an optional Pilgrim Badge craft activity is bookable after the tour.
Please book your FREE place via our Eventbrite page.
4-5pm – Evening Prayer
Do join us for Evening Prayer, which takes place on Saturdays at 4pm. Scriptures will be from ‘pillar lectionary’.
Evening Prayer is livestreamed on Facebook and available to watch back later.
5-7pm – A Beginner’s Guide to Pilgrimage
What is a Pilgrimage? Are we still walking the routes medieval Pilgrims once travelled? And how many pairs of socks should you bring??
Curious as to what on earth makes someone go on a pilgrimage, how long they take, and how they go about completing it?
Join us at Newcastle Cathedral for A Beginners Guide to Pilgrimage, an exploration of spiritual journeys through the centuries, with a focus on the modern pilgrim.
Whether it’s which route to take, where to stay or even the best set of walking shoes; our speakers will share their own stories, photographs, and experiences of their travels, as well as answer audience questions on the cultural, logistical, secular, and spiritual sides of the journeys. Discover the camaraderie of the Camino de Santiago, the rugged beauty of Cuthbert’s Way, and other roads well-travelled.
- David Pott, who was seconded by Visit County Durham and the Bishop of Durham to compile the ‘Northern Saints’ pilgrim routes.
- Newcastle Cathedral’s David Lawrence, discussing his recent Camino Pilgrimage.
(Other speakers to be confirmed)
Please book your FREE place via Eventbrite.