Two Saints Way: New Guide Published


It gives us great pleasure to announce that the new guide book to the ‘Two Saints Way’ – a pilgrimage route between Lichfield and Chester – has now been published. The ‘Two Saints Way’ project has been running for a few years now: the inaugural pilgrimage walk was in 2012, and 90% of the route is now signposted. Walking the route is a wonderful way to explore the area’s Mercian heritage, learn more about the two saints (Werburgh and Chad), find time for spiritual contemplation and renewal, or simply to enjoy the beautiful countryside of this part of England.

We’ve been fortunate to have some contact with the project as it has developed. We hope that some of the visitors to ‘Mapping Medieval Chester’ and ‘Discover Medieval Chester’ may find themselves inspired to walk the ‘Two Saints Way’ – and that some of the ‘Two Saints’ pilgrims may also find their way to our websites.

You can find a wealth of resources about the ‘Two Saints Way’ here. Congratulations to David Pott and all the team on this wonderful initiative.

One Response to “Two Saints Way: New Guide Published”

  1. David Pott Says:

    Thank-you so much for putting this post up which I only discovered today.

    Are you aware that the guide will be launched in Chester at 2:30 on this coming Sunday afternoon at St John’s Church by Grosvenor Park? I have added a press release below and all are welcome.

    Best wishes,

    David Pott


    Pilgrimage to Launch Two Saints Way Guidebook

    A full colour guidebook to the revived Two Saints Way will be launched in the first week of November in seven venues along the ancient pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. The author, David Pott, who re-opened the 92-mile Two Saints Way in 2012, will be walking the route to each venue in a special pilgrimage to mark the launch.

    “I don’t know if a book has been launched by pilgrimage before but it seemed a good way of doing it. It gives me an opportunity to check how things are along the route, and I’ll see if I can also sell a few copies to anyone I meet as I go!”

    “It’s exciting that The Two Saints Way is part of a significant pilgrimage revival these days. Spiritual or faith based tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry and here is a major trail right on our doorstep. The Two Saints Way will bring economic benefits to the region and this new guidebook is a big step on the journey.”

    David will also be delivering copies of the guide to schools along the route, funded through the Staffordshire Community Foundation. As High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Ann Fisher journeyed with others along The Two Saints Way last year to raise funds and she is enthusiastic about the guidebook and the Two Saints Way.

    “There is a wealth of information in this new guide. On our pilgrimage, I learnt a great deal about areas which have been familiar to me for many years, but I had no idea of their rich history. Our group had a real sense of walking in the footsteps of St Chad and I would highly recommend both The Two Saints Way and the guidebook.”

    ‘The Two Saints Way’ costs £12.99 and is available at launches in the following locations:
    Sunday Nov 1 @ 2:30pm St John’s Church Vicar’s Lane CHESTER CH1 1SN
    Monday Nov 2 @ 6:30pm Nantwich Bookshop, 46 High St, NANTWICH CW5 5AS
    Tuesday Nov 3 @ 4:00pm, Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum, Brook Lane, Englesea Brook, CREWE CW5 5QW
    Wednesday Nov 4 @ 3:30pm Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, STOKE-ON-TRENT ST1 3DW
    Thursday Nov 5 @ 7:30pm Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Way STONE ST15 8ZB
    Friday Nov 6 @ 3:00pm Mayor’s Parlour, Civic Centre, Riverside, STAFFORD ST16 3AQ
    Saturday Nov 7 @ 2:30pm Lichfield Cathedral LICHFIELD WS13 7LD, followed by refreshments at St Chad’s Church, St Chad’s Rd, LICHFIELD WS13 7ND

    There is a charge of £5 for the launch at Nantwich Bookshop which requires prior booking by phoning 01270 611665. All events other launches are free but please email as soon as possible to confirm attendance so hosts can have an idea of numbers expected.

    After the launch, guidebooks will be available through The Northumbria Community online shop  or by calling 01670 787645. It will also be available via bookshops.

    Contact: David Pott Tel: 01770 830317 Mob 07932 790525
    Tim Saxton (with support vehicle) Mob 07575 350036

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