The Old Way to Canterbury


The Old Way to Canterbury

The Old Way to Canterbury                                        

December 1, 2023

Are you interested in joining Reverend Sarah Carver for “The Old Way to Canterbury” Pilgrimage December 1–9, 2023? It is a bus tour with some optional walking.

We’ll immerse ourselves in a combination new spiritual practices as modeled by St. Martin-in-the-Fields and ancient practices as we travel the Old Way. Here is a link to the virtual Canterbury Pilgrimage that some of you experienced in 2021: pilgrimages in England

Please contact Reverend Sarah Carver or David Horth   for more details.  Registration will open December 2022.

Tentative trip highlights so far:

Friday, December 1 

  • Fly to London to arrive at the hotel in London before 2:00pm on December 3, 2023. (Individuals to make their own travel arrangements.)

Saturday, December 3 – London, Overnight London

  • Guided tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral or Westminster Abbey concluding with Evensong worship. 
  • Private celebratory welcome dinner (included). 

Sunday, December 4 – London, Overnight London

  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields – Eucharist and a visit with the Rector to learn about their contemporary outreach ministries, Lunch (included) at Cafe in the Crypt 
  • Dinner on your own

Monday, December 5 – Stonehenge and Southampton, Overnight Southampton

  • Stonehenge (Lunch included) 
  • Southampton – Conversation with Dawn Champion of British Pilgrimage Trust
  • Evening worship with Eucharist, St. Michael the Archangel Parish 
  • Dinner (included) 

Tuesday, December 6 – The Old Way, Overnight along The Old Way, TBD

  • Morning worship with Eucharist, Netley Abbey 
  • Morning walking option: South Downs Way 
  • Morning Non-walking option: Fishbourne Roman Palace and Boxgrove Priory 
  • Lunch together (included) 
  • Afternoon walking option: TBD, in conversation with British Pilgrimage Trust 
  • Afternoon non-walking option: Battle Abbey/Battle of Hastings Site 
  • Dinner (included) 

Wednesday, December 7 – The Old Way and Cranbrook, Overnight in Canterbury (Cathedral Lodge)

  • St. Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook (services on Sunday only) 
  • Saltwood Castle
  • Lunch (included) 
  • Afternoon walk into Canterbury 
  • Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral 
  • Dinner (included) 

Thursday, December 8 – Canterbury, Overnight in Canterbury (Cathedral Lodge)

Friday, December 9 – Dover, Then Overnight near London airport 

  • Morning Walk
  • Lunch (included) 
  • Dover Castle (Eucharist in St Mary’s in the Castle?) 
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • Celebratory group dinner in restaurant (included) 
  • Return to London for overnight near airport

Saturday, December 10 – Return to USA 

Pilgrims will make their own way to the airport at their leisure using the hotel’s airport shuttle.


Approximate cost: $3300 per person, double occupancy | single supplement $610. (Does not include airfare.) 

  • Seven nights accommodations in three-star or better hotels 
  • Ground transportation in private deluxe motorcoach or minibus, depending on group size (not including London airport transfers) 
  • Entry fees and licensed guides for all sites listed on itinerary 
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners 
  • Gratuities, taxes, and fees