An eight mile journey along ancient pilgrimage routes from the centre of Oxford to the ‘holy well’ at Binsey, arriving at Christ Church Cathedral.
We will begin our journey at the 12th century church of St Giles, which originally lay outside the city of Oxford, as befits its dedication to the patron saint of beggars and outcasts.
Following a ‘Pilgrim Mass’ using words from the 11th century Sarum Missal, we will leave Oxford at about 11.30, arriving at St Margaret’s Church, Binsey, in time for lunch.
We will then walk by the banks of the River Thames as far as Folly Bridge, then through Christ Church Meadow to the Cathedral, where we will be given a tour of the Cathedral with its shrine to St Frideswide. Tea in the Priory Room will be followed by Evensong at 6.00 pm.
The pilgrimage is free (bring your own lunch and other supplies), but pilgrims must register. Please contact Sally Welch on 07974439630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.