The Pilgrim Course - Summer and Autumn 2017
This will run at the Vicarage, Church Street, Whitstable, on certain weeks from July to December 2017 at the below times on Tuesday evening. Full dates are below on the programme.

This is the Fifth and Sixth of the Pilgrim course -looking at the Creeds in the fifth module and the Eucharist in the sixth module . The Pilgrim course is a national initiative set up by the Church of England. 

Who should attend this course? Anyone. You can be a very mature Christian. It still does a lot of good going over the basics. You can be a searcher. It will still be very relevant. You can be a "young Christian", new to faith. It will be still very helpful. You can be considering confirmation. This is a perfect basis for preparing for that.

You do not need to have attended previous modules of the Pilgrim course to attend either module.

Just email me at or phone me on 01227 272308  if you would like to attend so I know how many will be at the Vicarage. There is no charge apart from £6 for the course manual which can be shared with a friend you are attending the course with if you wish. 
To view the website of the Pilgrim course please visit this website. 
Every good wish
Rev Simon Tillotson
Here is the website



The Sessions

25th July - Session One: What are the Creeds?

With a Reflection by Steven Croft

Examines the reasons the Creeds were developed and the role they play in Christian life and faith.

1st August - Session Two: God as Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit

With a Reflection by Jane Williams

Considers the profound and wonderful truth that God is Trinity: three persons in relationship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

8th August - Session Three: Fully God and fully human

With a Reflection by Stephen Cottrell

Looks at the unique nature of Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human, and what this teaches us about God and being human.

22nd August - Session Four: Crucified, risen and ascended

With a Reflection by Graham Tomlin

Explores the great shadows in our lives - sin, death and hell - and the way Jesus overcomes these through his death and resurrection.

29th August - Session Five: I believe in the Holy Spirit

With a Reflection by Martyn Snow

What does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit? This session looks at the Holy Spirit's role in the life of the Church.


3rd October - Session Six: One, holy, catholic and apostolic church

With a Reflection by Mary Gregory

Explores what it means to belong to the people of God and to declare that the Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic.


17th October - Session One: Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness

With a Reflection by Stephen Cottrell

Explores worship as communion with God.

24th October - Session Two: This is my body broken for you

With a Reflection by Simon Jones

Considers the Eucharist as the pattern of all Christian worship.

31st October -  Session Three: He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread

With a Reflection by Angela Tilby

Looks at the intimacy we have with God in Holy Communion and how we are transformed by the encounter.

7th November - Session Four: If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come and eat with you

With a Reflection by John Inge

How can worship be seen as a sign and foretaste of heaven?

28th November - Session Five: Do this to remember me

With a Reflection by Stephen Cottrell

Explores how worship shapes our entire lives.

5th December - Session Six: I am the bread of life

With a Reflection by John Pritchard

Considers the notion that the whole of life is sacramental.