Pilgrimage Weekend in Salisbury and Stanley Spencer’s Cookham

pilgrimageandcookhamPrepare for Holy Week with a weekend of prayer, pilgrimage, art and worship.

Arrive for supper on Friday, and come together for a talk on the art of Stanley Spencer: “Spencer, Christ and his village.”

Saturday, we will go on an excursion to Cookham, Spencer’s Thames-side “village in Heaven.” This will include walking the two miles of the 2014 Cookham ‘Stations of the Cross.’ Each Station is created uniquely by a local artist working in that year’s chosen medium. The Reverend Nick Plant, associate vicar of Cookham, will lead our meditations through the walk, as everyday locations become places of encounter with Christ’s passion.

Following packed lunch and refreshments in the parish centre, the afternoon will include time to reflect on our experiences together; discussion of the project with Nick; and a visit to the nearby Stanley Spencer Gallery (recently refurbished) which houses Spencer’s Last Supper among other significant works. We will arrive back in Sarum for our evening meal.

On Sunday morning there will be space for participants to attend local church services in their own traditions (including the Palm Sunday Liturgy in the Cathedral), before a concluding session of reflections for all participants before Lunch.


Price  £150 non-residential, £230 residential (en-suite)
Those staying for Holy Week at Sarum can also book Sunday night B&B for £48.85

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries
aogden@dev.sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)