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
A very small, very simple church in a peaceful isolated location on a quiet back lane just inland from Porth Ysgo. With the original box pews to one side and rustic benches on the other, it speaks …
National Gathering "Travelling on - travelling in"
Wednesday 12th October 2022, 1:46 PM
We are looking forward to our National Gathering at St Michael's Hall Green Birmingham on 22nd October, to be held in person but also with some members joining us on Zoom. With the increased interest in pilgrimage, this meeting is an opportunity for SPPN to explore the relationship between people going on an external journey to a place and providing a place to enable people to reflect on their inner journey. We will have a number of speakers sharing their experiences of these different facets of pilgrimage. These will provide the basis for the following discussion on how SPPN responds to this interest in pilgrim routes.