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The Pilgrim Way 

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Daily Bible Readings with thoughts 27 Apr update readings for first week of May now available
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There has been a recent growing interest in the concept of Pilgrimage.  

Increasing numbers of people engage in pilgrimages while the idea of pilgrimage and being 'on the way' is often used to describe the Christian Life.  

The theme of the 2016 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was 'People on the Way'. 

Some years ago, a small group of people at St Cuthbert's Church in central Edinburgh began to explore themes arising from the life of St Cuthbert and Celtic Christianity in general. In time, this informal group came to include people with no formal connection with St Cuthbert's, and a loose network of interested folks met every couple of months or so to share in some worship inspired by Celtic traditions and explore some aspects of contemporary Christian life through the lens of some of the lives of Celtic saints and the theses of the Celtic Christianity of our lands.  

This loose grouping was called 'The Way of Cuthbert'. The 'Way of Cuthbert' is no more, but developing out of some of the ideas and themes that were explored and with new people expressing an interest in joining in some kind of similar group a series of seminars and a loose network of interested people is emerging called 'The Pilgrim Way'  

It is intended that the aims, ethos and values of this network and its occasional meetings will include:

  • Drawing on the deep wells of orthodox Christian theology and spirituality especially as discovered in the Celtic tradition of these islands.
  • A generous, welcoming and open approach which accommodates different and diverse viewpoints and is committed to listening to each other with respect
  • A missional and active faith
  • A concern for justice, peace and the integrity of creation
  • An affirmation of the importance of lively and theological exploration for all Christians
  • The encouragement of an ever deepening spirituality  

If you or anyone you know, might have an interest in finding out more about the Pilgrim Way, or being part of the email updates and information, or may wish to use the Daily Office or attend some of the occasional seminars, please email the Church Administrator asking to be added to the 'Pilgrim Way' email list. 

There are several aspects to 'The Pilgrim Way' . . .  

Daily Office and Night Prayer

A Daily Office (based on the former 'Cuthbert Office') is available for individual (or group) use by those involved in the Pilgrim Way. This includes a Morning and an Evening format for each day, and also a short Night Prayer office. There wll also be seasonal material provided. It is intended that suggested Psalms and Readings will also be available for each day along with a short comment or reflection.

The Daily Office with Night Prayer is available to view online »» HERE «« or you can download a PDF »» HERE ««

Daily Bible Readings

The Daily Psalms and Bible Readings, along with comments or reflections will be available from Advent 2016 onwards.  

Download the daily Bible readings, and thoughts for May »» HERE ««
Latest version - 27 Apr 2017 readings for first week of May now available 

Other reading notes:

Suggested Reading List

A suggested Reading List for anyone interested in finding out more, is available »» HERE ««

If you have any suggestions for books to add to this list, please email the details to the Church Administrator  

Occasional Seminars

Occasional seminars will be arranged in different parts of Scotland to allow those interested to explore themes connected with Christian faith, church life, mission and spirituality as informed by our Celtic heritage.  

Saturday 13 May 2017 at Fowlis Wester Parish Church, Perthshire. 10.30am to 12 noon (coffee and tea from 10am).
We will share in a short time of opening worship (based on themes related to the life of St Bean) and then reflect briefly on some of the aspects of St Bean's life and look more fully at 'Christianity and Creation'. (Fowlis Wester. Crieff. Perthshire. PH7 3NL)

Directions : Fowlis Wester is off the A85 road a few miles east of Crieff and is signposted from the main road. Coming from the direction of Perth you will pass through Methven travelling west. After some miles you will come to the small settlement of New Fowlis. At the crossroads there turn right onto the minor road signposted to Fowlis Wester. Continue up the hill and into the village, past the wee square (where the replica Pictish stone is situated) and the church is on the right. There is a good deal of parking between the church and the village hall. Coming from the direction of Crieff and travelling east, you will pass through Gilmerton and after a few miles come to New Fowlis where you turn left at the sign for Fowlis Wester and then the directions are the same as above. Directions can also be found on the village hall website https://www.sites.google.com/site/fowliswesterhall/find-us
Note : PH7 3NL will get you to the village

More seminars to follow - also possibly a trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and even to Durham Cathedral and the shrine of St Cuthbert!


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