Travellers' Tales: The Heritage of Pilgrimage

World Monuments Fund Britain 2024 Mellon Lecture

'The Pilgrim' Sculpture at Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.

People have been going on pilgrimages, travelling far and wide to places such as Canterbury, Rome, Santiago, and Mecca. Even today, Lourdes and Santiago continue to attract thousands of worshippers each week.

This year, our annual UK Mellon Lecture explores the heritage of pilgrimage – why is the past important and how have the traditions of pilgrimage changed over time? Has pilgrimage always been about religion or has it serve broader, non-secular purpose? How does the heritage of pilgrimage help shape its future?

Dive into these topics and more with WMF Britain’s John Darlington; Strata Florida Trust’s Professor David Austin; Dr. Guy Hayward, co-founder of the British Pilgrimage Trust; and Rev. Kate Bottley, Vicar, Journalist and Media Presenter in London on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:30pm BST.

This event is free, but registration is essential via Eventbrite.

Image: 'The Pilgrim' Sculpture at Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.