Meet our Team and preparing for your journey We think that it is really important that you know who is leading you on your pilgrimage so please see our team below. It is also helpful, that if you are able, you spend time in preparation before your journey. This will allow you to make the most of your time and enrich your pilgrimage. Please see our tips for preparation below.
Church planter, church minister and businessman
Andy has had an interest in pilgrimages for about 12 years and has been really keen to try and make them accessible to all, irrespective of personal circumstances.
Regional Minister for the Northern Baptist Association
Paul has taken part in several pilgrimage journeys on his own, in groups or as a leader. In 2019 he walked the 500 mile Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela.
We are Travelers, we are Seekers, we are Pilgrims.
Before you start your journey
Preparation will enhance your experience
Planning to make the pilgrimage a few days or weeks in advance will increase your anticipation and help you to think about what you hope to gain from your journey. Just as you would if you were physically going to make the journey, let friends and family know what you are going to do. Perhaps let them know when you will not be available to be contacted. Its always good to put your phone on aeroplane mode or even turn it off if its not the device you are using to make the journey on. Make sure you set aside time in your diary for your travelling just as you would if you were going to leave your house. If you have opportunity to read books , or look at online information about the area we will be travelling to virtually , this too will help. Perhaps you could also think of what you will leave behind on the day or days when you are making the journey. Something you would be forced to leave if you were making the physical pilgrimage. This again will tune your senses to the adventure. Most of all, be willing to bring yourself, however you are feeling and whatever your hopes or fears.