St Birinus Pilgrimage Route: Churn Knob - Dorchester

Distance (miles)
11
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Starting from
Churn Knob, South East England, South Oxfordshire
Type of Walk
Overview

'The St Birinus Pilgrimage takes place every year on the first Sunday in July. Hundreds of people from various Christian traditions assemble at Churn Knob, a hill 7 miles south-west of Dorchester where Birinus is said to have preached. From there the pilgrims walk cross-country to Dorchester Abbey for a packed and joyful united service in which local leaders of the Anglican, Catholic and Nonconformist churches take an active part.'

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