The Pilgrim Course

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A course for the Christian journey

Exploring the Christian faith

Pilgrim is a major teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.

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Pilgrim Courses

Explore the eight Pilgrim books and accompanying audio and video resources.

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The Pilgrim Way

A short booklet summarising the key questions that Pilgrim explores

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Pilgrim Journeys

Ideal 40-day companions for anyone seeking to grow in the Christian faith. 

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Pilgrim Resources

Digital resources to help you run and promote the Pilgrim Course.

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The Pilgrim authors

Find out more about the writing team behind the Pilgrim resources.

Pilgrim’s approach

It starts at the very beginning

Pilgrim assumes very little understanding or knowledge of the Christian faith.

It focuses on Jesus Christ

Pilgrim aims to equip people to follow Jesus Christ as disciples in the whole of their lives.

It flows from the Scriptures

The primary focus of each session is a group of people engaging with the Bible together.

It draws deeply from the Christian tradition

In the Early Church, the Christian faith was taught by the transmission of key texts which summed up the heart of the Christian message. Pilgrim restores this approach for the twenty-first century.

It honours the Anglican way and its many streams

Pilgrim has been developed as a specifically Anglican resource which aims to cater for every tradition in the Church of England.

"The Pilgrim course is a skillful blend of ancient and modern."

The Times