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We need your skills!

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 […]

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RIP Joe Patterson

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 […]

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CPR supports the EAVF’s anniversary walk

The Confraternity is delighted to be supporting our partner, the EAVF (European Association of the Vie Francigene), who are organising a group to walk from Canterbury via Rome down to Santa Maria di Leuca – some 3200km – later this year in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Members of various national and regional bodies are […]

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10th January: Zoom Social

We are delighted to be able to invite you to our latest Zoom social event. This time we will be joined by the Confraternity’s newest trustee, Paulo Seth. Paulo is an experienced cycling pilgrim and blogger. You can visit his blog here: www.eyecycled.com. At the beginning of the social Paulo will share some of his stories […]

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New Planning Resources Booklet

The mission of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome is to inform, advise and support those wishing to undertake the journey from Canterbury to Rome, or any part of it, on foot or by bicycle. All the information contained in this resource booklet comes from our web pages, and is freely available. We have now […]

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Alison Raju – Pilgrim Guide, Obituary

Alison Raju, who died on Monday 2nd November aged eighty-one, guided and inspired a generation of pilgrim walkers. She wrote more than half a dozen guidebooks on the ways to Santiago and Rome, and on St Olav’s Way from Oslo to Trondheim. Her earthy comments and well thought-through instructions in convenient pocket-sized books, with their […]

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Danilo Appeal Makes Headlines

On the 21st July, an article by Tiziana Pisati was published in Italy’s most widely read newspaper, Corriere della Sera, about our appeal to help relaunch Danilo Parsi, ferryman of the Po. Since Danilo’s boat was stolen and sunk, the Confraternity have launched an appeal to allow him to continue his mission of taking pilgrims […]

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CPR’s new partner in France

The Fédération Française de la Via Francigena – CPR’s new partner in France  The Confraternity is happy to announce that a partnership agreement was signed in 2019 with the Fédération Française de la Via Francigena (FFVF). The FFVF is an umbrella group of some 12 local associations in France which promote and support pilgrimage on […]

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Reflections on the second charity walk on the Via Francigena, UK section October 11, 2017 On 7 October 2017 the second charity walk, organised by CPR Canterbury Representative, Julia Peters, in aid of Save the Children, took place on the Via Francigena UK (Canterbury to Dover).  The event raised £770 including gift aid for Save the […]

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