Walk for them
At Open Doors we are inviting you to follow in the footsteps of many thousands of Christians over the centuries on a prayerful journey from Winchester to Canterbury.
A Pilgrimage for Open Doors is an opportunity to raise support and prayers for our persecuted brothers and sisters across the world.
A Pilgrimage will allow you to step out of your usual routine and seek a time of prayer and reflection. You will be able to reconnect with your cultural heritage and the beauty of God's creation.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your journey today!
This is what the LORD says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls."
Why Pilgrimage for Open Doors?
A Pilgrimage is a meaningful journey to a sacred place. The Pilgrims Way runs from Winchester to Canterbury and is approximately 136miles/219km in length.
The route became famous around AD1200 when Pilgrims first started making the journey to the tomb of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury.
The route from Winchester follows a chalk ridge that extends from the Ridgeway in the West to Dover in the East, through towns, villages and open rolling countryside.
At Open Doors, we have some specific reasons for asking you to take on the challenge of walking an ancient pilgrim route:
- To set aside time for God, and 'walk with' your persecuted family
- To pray for the persecuted church and its needs
- To raise money which will practically support your persecuted brothers and sisters
- To be strengthened in your faith and understanding
- For the joy and challenge of pilgrimage
How can you take part?
Our Pilgrimage packs will be available in April. Call 01993 460015 to order yours.
Your pack includes: useful information that you’ll need to plan your journey, fundraising ideas to help you raise support and a series of daily reflections to help you pray, deepen your understanding of the persecuted church and encourage you on your journey.
Many of your persecuted family have had to flee their homes and walk many miles to a place of safety. In Northern Nigeria an estimated 2.1 million people, including 1.3 million Christians have had to flee their homes, leading to a humanitarian crisis.