Former CPR trustee, Cee Weston-Baker, has just seen her book on two journeys to Rome published. the book describes a fictionalised account of Archbishop Sigeric’s journey to Rome to collect his pallium in 990AD, and her own more recent exploration of the Via Francigena. • “Sigeric and his journey to Rome: The Via Francigena, 990AD. […]
Even though Covid-19 restrictions may prevent pilgrims from the United Kingdom taking part in the EAVF*’s celebratory Road to Rome relay march, the Confraternity can claim to have provided the equivalent of the Olympic torch for the event. This is a pilgrim stick or staff and will be passed from pilgrim to pilgrim during the […]
Part 1 of our 2021 Annual Conference was a Practical Pilgrim session with panelists CPR trustees Brian Mooney and David Matthews, and CPR member and Via Francigena veteran Vicky Williamson from New Zealand. It was a great evening, ably facilitated by CPR member Victoria Field, with our 59 attendees queuing up to ask questions. For […]
To our members and supporters – we need your help! The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome is a community run by volunteers, most of whom became involved by wanting to “give something back” after a pilgrimage on the Via Francigena. Now we are currently looking to expand our circle of dedicated and skilled helpers. Our […]
Joe Patterson – Via Francigena Trailblazer William Joseph (Joe) Patterson, one of the trailblazers of the newly-revived Via Francigena and a founder member and former Chairman of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome (CPR), died on 26 December 2020 aged 84. A bluff Mancunian and former civil servant, Joe walked from Canterbury to Rome in […]
The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome 2019 AGM and Open Day will be on 16 March in the Gary Weston Library (Conference Centre) at Southwark Cathedral. Registration and coffee start at 10.30. Read all about the day’s programme and talks by clicking on the link, and register for free at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pilgrims-to-rome-agm-2019-tickets-55203656623.