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29 July 2005


Pilgrim’s progress - preview

Thou comest to Meeting as thou went from it, and goes from it as thou came to it, but art no better for thy coming; what will thou do in the end? (Ann Wilson – Brigflatts)

Fox's Pulpit

Fox's Pulpit
Travelling distances to the holy places – Canterbury, Mecca, Compostella, Kandy – was not something I associated with Quakerism, it is not that sort of religion
  • But pilgrimage is also a journey, actual and spiritual; a visit to places of special association or meaning from which the pilgrim should derive historical insight and spiritual refreshment
  • A pilgrimage should educate and enthuse the newcomer and revitalise the more experienced so that both are the better for their coming

  • Recently, I participated, with 12 others, in a three day 'pilgrimage' to some of the sites of special Quaker interest in '1652 country' – the cradle of Quakerism in the North West of England
  • The 1652 Country Pilgrimage was one of the events held at Swarthmoor Hall
  • Our group comprised those fairly new to Quakerism as well as Friends who had been in membership for many years

  • Robert Steele

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