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Pilgrimage and Prayer: “Going on Pilgrimage Today”

Wednesday 20 February 2019 | 19:15
There will be an opportunity to view the Pilgrimage and Prayer exhibition from 18:45.
Tickets to the lecture £5

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, has led many pilgrimages, to the Holy Land and elsewhere. This lecture entitled "Going on Pilgrimage Today" will draw on his experience to reflect on the meaning of pilgrimage today. 

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.
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Venue
Lichfield Cathedral
The Close
Lichfield
WS13 7LD