Southwark was traditionally a starting point for Christians making the pilgrimage to Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury, and it is pilgrims travelling from Southwark who are the subject of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. In this trail, children will take on the role of one of Chaucer’s pilgrims as they consider not only the historical connection of Southwark to the Canterbury pilgrims, but also the significance of pilgrimage to religious people today.
During this interactive trail, children will also consider the life journey or pilgrimage of Christians which starts at Baptism.
To enable us to operate safely, schools will be required to assign children to groups of no more than 15. Our maximum capacity for this session is 30 children.