Quaker Pilgrimage to England - 2025

Sponsored by Friends Council on Education
           in cooperation with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

About 30 Friends and Quaker educators from Monthly Meetings and Friends schools gather as a multi-generational group to explore Quakerism’s past as it relates to the present. Together for seven 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 June 15 - 22, 2025. Quaker Pilgrims and trip leaders, Drew Smith (Haddonfield Meeting, NJ), Irene McHenry (Chestnut Hill 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, visits 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 cost for the 2025 seven-day Pilgrimage is TBD per person. This fee includes room and board at Glenthorne Quaker Guesthouse, local bus travel to historic sites, guides, and site entry fees. The fee does NOT include airfare. Maximum group size: 32 people. Some financial aid is available.

Registration for the July 2025 Pilgrimage will open in July 2024!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

Deborra Sines Pancoe
deborra@friendscouncil.org