Quaker Pilgrimage – A trip to “Fox and Fell Country”

Sponsored by Friends Council on Education & Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

   Registration for the July 2020 pilgrimage opens in September 2019. Additional travel information below.

About 30 Friends and Quaker educators from Monthly Meetings and Friends schools gather as a multigenerational group to explore Quakerism’s past as it relates to the present. Together for six days, the group develops into a beautiful community of Friends. Quaker Pilgrims said of the last journey…“I have a new awareness of the Quaker faith and Quakers living in the world today.”

Our Next Journey

The next Quaker Pilgrimage to England will take place July 13-19, 2020. Quaker Pilgrims and trip leaders, Irene McHenry (Chestnut Hill Meeting, PA), Denis Nicholson Asselin (Westtown Meeting, PA), and Deborra Sines Pancoe (Abington Meeting, PA), will explore the roots of the Religious Society of Friends in England’s “1652 Country” with the help of guides from Britain Yearly Meeting.

The group climbs the original Pendle Hill, tours Margaret Fell’s Swarthmoor Hall, visits Lancaster Jail and Castle, and worships in 17th century meeting houses. Participants gain a broader sense of Quaker faith through developing friendships and shared discussions with fellow travelers. British Quakers in the Lake District help make travelers’ exploration of Quaker History vivid and exciting.


The Costs: The 2018 six-day Pilgrimage was $1700 per person. The 2020 fee is anticipated to be in the range of $1700 and $1900. This fee includes room and board, local bus travel to historic sites, guides, and site entry fees. The fee does not include airfare. Maximum group size: 27 people. Some financial aid is available

Join Us!

Registration will open in September 2019, at which time participants will reserve a space by mailing in a paper registration form with a non-refundable deposit of $500. Early registration will not be accepted.

We are thrilled to see such spirited enthusiasm for this journey! If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Irene McHenry

Deborra Sines Pancoe
Denis Nicholson Asselin

Registration Process & Travel Information

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