How to use this passport:
Visit a cathedral and ask at the welcome desk or in the shop for a stamp or sticker for your passport.
You can use the checklist and pages of the passport to note the names and dates of places you visit, and your experience.
You can also use the passport to record your visits to other cathedrals, churches, abbeys, and places of pilgrimage in the British Isles.
Many of these places will offer tours, trails and special events for you to enjoy.
Many of us see life as a journey enriched by special people and special places. For hundreds of years, cathedrals have been such places, filled with astonishing beauty, fascinating history, and glorious music, drawling pilgrims or all ages in the search of peace, healing and joy.
You are invited to use this passport for your own adventure of discovery, following in the footsteps of many thousands of pilgrims who have come to these places over the centuries to learn, think about their lives, and ask for God's help and guidance.
In Christianity, pilgrimage is seen in at least three ways: a journey to a holy place; a journey through life; and an inner journey of prayer or meditation. Britian has many holy places and pilgrimage sites, including cathedrals, abbeys and other churches.
A pilgrim may visit a sacred place:
to say thank you
to say sorry
to ask for help and blessing
The physical journey can be very important, giving space and time to think, to walk through and enjoy God's creation, to meet and share with others, and to give and receive help on the way.
Length 10cm x Height 14cm