Alton Webteam: September 2016
This year's lecture will be given by Revd Canon John Draper
Whether it be to Western Wall Jerusalem, Walsingham, or Winchester, the act of Pilgrimage is becoming fashionable once more, as much as it was in pre-Reformation Christendom. The lecture will involve an encyclopaedic look at places of pilgrimage with slide illustrations, thinking about places that have become obsolete and places which are favourites. As well as this, we will consider why people make pilgrimages, how to prepare for one and how to reflect upon it afterwards. Perhaps you have never made one, in which case you should feel encouraged to do so, as it becomes part of your spiritual discipline and annual cycle of prayer and reflection.
The lecturer is a parish priest in the Diocese of Portsmouth and an Honorary Canon of the cathedral. He frequently leads people on pilgrimage and has just returned from the Holy Land in May. His new book has just been published: 'Listening to God: tools for ministry?'
The lecture will be held on Friday October 21st at 7pm in Alton Abbey church
Tickets £25 to include supper with wine in the Refectory after the Lecture are available from:- from "Tickets", Friends of Alton Abbey, Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Alton, GU34 4AP
Cheques should be made payable to "Friends of Alton Abbey"
Please include a SAE, and a telephone number, and/or an email address
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