Pilgrims Progress: locating Northern Saints in the landscape

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Gavin Wakefield
Monday 11 October 2021 at 7pm in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral

A Durham Book Festival Fringe author event. Tickets £7 each, or £15 with a copy of the book. Student discount available. 

Pilgrimage is trending. Durham is at the centre of a new web of trails based on ancient pilgrim routes. Building on the growing fascination for pilgrimage, we can enrich imaginations and connect ourselves to the Christian story of the North East. Author Gavin Wakefield asks if we can “re-sacralise the familiar” by telling the stories of local Christian saints – some well-known, some obscure – and connecting the lives of those holy people to our present context in the North East.

Gavin Wakefield is the author of Saints and Holy Places of Yorkshire and was Deputy Warden at Cranmer Hall, Durham.


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