Pilgrim Launches at Lambeth Palace

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Pilgrim Course is here! Following its launch at Lambeth Palace on Tuesday 1st October, the Pilgrim Course is now available to purchase.

Pilgrim is a  discipleship course for church congregations and groups of all traditions - the first time a national course has been commissioned by the House of Bishops.

The core authors of the course are the Bishops of Chelmsford, Sheffield and Stockport, (Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Robert Atwell) and Dr Paula Gooder, writer and lecturer in New Testament studies.

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell (pictured above) said: "Pilgrim is a course for the Christian journey. For most people today, becoming a Christian is like a journey. We therefore need resources that will help turn fellow travellers and interested enquirers into pilgrims. This is what Pilgrim sets out to do. Like other courses it deals with the basics of the Christian faith. Unlike other courses it includes discipleship and is deeply rooted in a long tradition of catechesis and nurture. Drawing on a rich spiritual heritage, Pilgrim encourages you to think and pray; to be an apostle as well as a disciple. We hope its refreshing blend of old and new will enable many more parishes to develop a ministry of evangelism and nurture."

Listen to the Pilgrim authors talk about the course on the Church of England website