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‘Britain’s Pilgrim Places’: what can we learn in RE?

Christianity lies across the land of the UK in ancient places as well as in modern architecture. Can teachers of RE studying pilgrimage find local connections to the theme and to the ancient histories of religion in Britain? Surely, yes. In a brilliant book, Britain’s Pilgrim Places (Lifestyle Press on behalf of the British Pilgrimage Trust 2020), Guy Hayward
and Nick Mayhew-Smith take you to about 500 enchanting holy places on 48 major pilgrimage routes that include
all of Britain’s medieval cathedrals.

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