What is Pilgrim?

Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim’s approach

It starts at the very beginning

Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.

It focuses on Jesus Christ

Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.

It flows from the Scriptures

The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.

It draws deeply from the Christian tradition

In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.

It honours the Anglican way and its many streams

Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church of England.

The table below shows the 8 courses and how they relate to each other.  They are all available and we plan to use them all at St Lawrence's.  The Eucharist one was used as our Lent course last year and we are using the Bible one this year.

Table of Pilgrim courses


  A new 6 week course open to anyone who wants to know more about the Christian faith, or who would like to encourage others from their own experience. and we would welcome anyone to come and join us.  You might just be curious.... wherever you are on your journey of faith, we will welcome you.

The next group starting to look at The Church and Kingdom and will meet in the church hall.  All welcome.

  The courses have 6 sessions, lasting about 1½ hours. 

The Pilgrim website has videos to watch - we're working on making links to them, but in the meantime go to ww.pilgrimcourse.org/audio-and-video and watch:

What is Pilgrim?

Your journey: why Pilgrim?

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