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Pilgrimage and Prayer: “Exploring the Modern Popularity of Pilgrimage”

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | 19:15
There will be an opportunity to view the Pilgrimage and Prayer exhibition from 18:45.
Tickets to the lecture £5

We are delighted to welcome Dr Louise Hampson to Lichfield Cathedral to present her lecture entitled “Exploring the Modern Popularity of Pilgrimage”.

Dr Louise Hampson is Research and Impact Officer at the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at the University of York. She has been working with Lichfield Cathedral since 2015 on our three year interpretation project. On this occasion she will be speaking about the Centre’s research project analysing the renewed popularity of pilgrimage today, based on case studies of Canterbury, York, Durham, and Westminster Cathedrals. 

Pilgrimage and Prayer
This intriguing exhibition begins our year of considering journeys in space, light and time. People of all faiths and of none recognise the role of pilgrimage in our lives. The exhibition explores how modern ideas build on the historical tradition of Christian pilgrimage including pilgrimage to Lichfield Cathedral from the time of St Chad to the present day. Amongst the fascinating exhibits are a 14th century document listing relics owned by the Cathedral, stonework linked with the mediaeval shrine of St Chad, a 1420 edition of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’, and a 17th century casket which contained the relics of St Chad after the Reformation.

Pilgrimage and Prayer is a free exhibition which opens Monday 14 January - Thursday 28 February 2019.
Lichfield Cathedral
The Close
WS13 7LD