To Be A Pilgrim DVD launch large 

You are invited to the launch of a new DVD telling the story of the famous and popular Pilgrims’ Way trail.

A new DVD is being launched on 17th October, at 2pm, at the Gulbenkian Cineman in Canterbury, exploring the Pilgrims’ Way made famous in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”. The launch is free and open to all.

The Pilgrims’ Way has become popular in recent years, after much of it was designated a walking trail: the North Downs Way. It joins with the ancient trail between Winchester and Canterbury, which is also becoming a popular walking route. The DVD takes in both of these routes, beginning at Southwark (as Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ does) and travelling through Kent.

Entitled “To Be a Pilgrim” this new DVD is in three 40-minute episodes, tracking six days walking from London to Canterbury. Historic and important places on the route are discovered and explored in the beautiful Kentish countryside. All three episodes will be played at the launch on 17th October.

Presented by historian and Catholic priest, Fr Nicholas Schofield, and writer and Rector of St Augustine’s in Ramsgate, Fr Marcus Holden, the DVD explores the spiritual motivations of pilgrimage too, as well as some of the tales of pilgrims from times past. It travels through places including Rochester, Aylesford, Otford, Kemsing, Harbledown, to Canterbury and its Cathedral.

The DVD is made by St Anthony Communications, based in Pembrokeshire. They have produced a range of DVDs, including one about St Augustine of Canterbury, and about St Mildred and Minster Abbey in Thanet.

The launch is free and open to all, followed by refreshments. It is at 2pm on 17th October, at the Gulbenkian Cinema on the University of Kent campus at Tyler Hill, Canterbury. Postcode is CT2 7NB. No booking is necessary, but please call 01834 812643 or e-mail to be sure of a place.


A short trailer for the DVD is available here:

Further information is available by contacting Christian Holden at

To Be A Pilgrim DVD poster

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