Afternoon talk: A Visit to every English and Welsh Cathedral

Date(s) - 17th Jul 2023 - 18th Jul 2023

St Matthew's Church


What would happen if you visited every Anglican Cathedral in England? And then throw in all the Catholic ones too for good measure? And whilst you are about it, do the Welsh ones too? You’d have travelled 6000 miles, got up at 5am far too often and taken over 10,000 photos in over 70 locations. From St David’s to Canterbury, from Newcastle to Carlisle and all points in between.
This is exactly what Marcus Green, a management consultant and charity Chief Executive from Stroud, set himself as a challenge for 2019 and he completed the lot. “This completely bonkers idea became a mission that had to be fulfilled, it was never a formal pilgrimage, but it was a deeply moving experience which gave me time and space to reflect and learn more about the fabric of our country. “Our cathedrals are the backbone of our history, from battles to great occasions, from bad behaviour to glorious choirs, they have it all, but really this is the story of the people who work in them, who volunteer and who visit, they all impacted on my travels and made me realise the wonder we have under our very noses.

“So what happened afterwards? The Association of English Cathedrals asked me to write some blog posts and I was asked to provide the photos for “Britain’s Pilgrim Places” by Nick Mayhew Smith and Guy Hayward. “The book is stunning, it is one for car, the coffee table ot the loo, it demands to be enjoyed!”

Cost per person: £11, to include tea/coffee

Non-members welcome.

If you have any questions please phone Alison on 01242 519413.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here ) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of The Wilson (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Cathedrals.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Mrs Alison Pascoe, 77 Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 7AZ.



Bookings are now closed for this event.