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 church remains closed for the time being.
The church at Escomb is enclosed by a circular stone wall, which indicates that there was a Celtic spiritual community there before the …
Coronavirus update 8 July 2020
Wednesday 8th July 2020, 3:28 PM
Some Places may now be able to open but this depends on local circumstances. We will add any information received about current opening at the top of individual Place information but please check if you are making a specific journey. Churches in England and Wales are now permitted to open for private prayer but there is strict guidance as to how this should take place in terms of sanitising surfaces, washing of hands, social distancing, etc. and this may not be practical in every case. Churches in England are also now allowed to open for services, but again we would urge you to check details before you visit.