Pilgrimage to Whithorn – update

July 19, 2017
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Pilgrimage to Whithorn, and St Ninian’s Cave, on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

In about 400 AD St. Ninian came from Tours to set up the first mission amongst the Picts, building a monastery at Whithorn, having landed at the Isle of Whithorn. As he reached out from his “White House” at Whithorn, he also spent hours in prayer at his cave on the beach.  Our Pilgrimage is a chance to follow in his footsteps……

The Development Team for Prayer and Spirituality offers the chance to join a Pilgrimage to Whithorn Led by Bishop Gregor and David Wostenholm

On Saturday 2nd September 2017

Transport will be arranged where possible, to arrive around mid-day at St. Martin & St Ninian’s Church, where the Eucharist will be celebrated. After lunch (please bring a packed lunch), the options will be to explore the Whithorn Museum and Iron-age Roundhouse, or for the hardy, to scramble over the rocky beach to St Ninian’s cave, before leaving for home about 4.30 pm.



12.00am Arrive and Eucharist at St. Martin & St. Ninian’s Church.

1.00pm – Picnic Lunch – please bring your picnic with you.


EITHER……… Visit to St. Ninian’s Cave, then to St. Ninian’s Chapel on the Isle of Whithorn (if time is available). (The walk to St. Ninian’s cave is not too long, but does cross a boulder beach and is not for those of limited mobility.)

OR………..Spend time at the Whithorn Museum and Iron Age Roundhouse.

4.00pm: Gather together at the Roundhouse, ready to head home…….

The pilgrimage is open to everyone, so please bring a friend and spread the word.

Will all those interested please notify Jennifer FitzGibbon  at j2fg@aol.com, or Christine at the Diocesan Office, 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DH Tel: 0141 221 5720/2694 by 20th July.

Please indicate if you will require/could provide transport.

Pilgrimage information sheet.