Our Pilgrimages


British Saints


The Holy Land






The Compostela Coach-Trip


In the Footsteps of the Saints


Organised Pilgrimages

Welcome to The SimplePilgrim


We are currently booking places for the 'In the Footsteps of the Somerset Saints' Pilgrimages, to be held in May 2017. Please click here to find out more.

Thank you for taking the time to find out about The SimplePilgrim. We are passionate about encouraging as many people as possible to experience the wonders of making a pilgrimage.

Whether it be to Fatima to relive the joy of the Three Little Shepherds encountering Our Lady, the majesty of Rome and its close association with the martyrdom of both St. Peter, and St. Paul, or in the Footsteps of one of our inspirational saints, such as St. Therese of Lisieux, every pilgrimage becomes an unexpected encounter with the Divine.

We are also proud to promote pilgrimages in Britain - a chance to explore varied landscapes on ancient footpaths and green lanes, whilst uncovering the stories of glorious saints. Many exquisite treasures in the form of beautiful churches and abbeys, holy wells and relics, are just waiting to be discovered.

Every Christian, if they are able, should take the opportunity to journey to the Holy Land, the very place where Jesus lived, worked, and died. What could be more exciting?

Why use The SimplePilgrim?

The SimplePilgrim offers a completely customisable experience, allowing you to decide where your pilgrimage will take you and what you will see and do while you are there. If you have a specific idea of the pilgrimage you would like to make, then we can make that happen, while if you don't know where to start, we can guide you towards a decision.

The SimplePilgrim has evolved from many years of organising pilgrimages on behalf of the Benedictine Community at Downside Abbey, in Somerset. It is now possible for other Church Communities to take advantage of this expertise.

From initial conception, right the way through to leading the pilgrimage group, The SimplePilgrim will be with you all the way!

We hope to become a part of your Parish community during this period. Our objective is to make the pilgrimage happen, and as cost effectively as possible.

What do I do next?

If you would like to find out more about The SimplePilgrim, and how we can help you plan your pilgrimage, all you have to do is contact us. We will then chat ideas through with you, and, if you would like, arrange to meet you, perhaps with your Parish Priest, and other interested parishioners.

You can find ideas for your pilgrimage in the following pages, but as our service is bespoke, you can plan whatever pilgrimage you like!

Sample itineraries are provided for the various places listed on the left hand side of the page. These are only given to inspire you. It may be that your destination is not mentioned, in which case, please chat to us about your requirements, as most things are possible. It may be that you can give us ideas too. That is the virtue of working as a team. We will continue to expand the places that we offer, to meet actual, or perceived demand. You can find out about our vision here and how to contact us here.