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
Additions to the website
Saturday 27th May 2017, 3:27 PM
We are shortly going to re-organise the Members' Area documents so that it is easier to find what you are looking for. In the meantime we have added various things to the Inspiration section - two book reviews, a piece about silence from Norwich, and Ali Green's latest instalment of her pilgrimage journal. A new entry in the Links section is St Anthony's Priory Durham, where you can find details of their Summer programme and general facilities. We have also heard from Aberdaron that the R.S.Thomas Festival is pretty much sold out, but have the dates for 2018! (See Links section). St Mary the Virgin North Stoke is once again hosting a dramatic presentation in July - details on their entry in the Places to Visit section.