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The next NorthernCross Pilgrimage takes place at Easter 2019.
This will be between 13th April – 21st April. Four Legs will again walk towards Holy Island / Lindisfarne to celebrate Easter there with the island community. Each group will have different routes and walking experiences.

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Members of the media and press are welcome to use the news release and photo opportunities information linked below, as well as refer to the older article links for background on Northern Cross. For more information about Northern Cross or to contact us, please click here, or email press@northerncross.co.uk

Briefing-Note-Pilgrims-Crossing-Good-Friday2018
click here to download it [PDF] .

Some of our press & media appearances in 2013:

The Scotsman – [31 March 2013] see link here.

Our press & media appearances in 2012:

The Times [9 April 2012] News section [subscriber only, but PDF here].
The Scotsman – frontpage [7 April 2012] see PDF here.
The Independent – frontpage [7 April 2012] see PDF here.
The Financial Times – frontpage [7 April 2012] see PDF here.
The Herald – frontpage & inside [7 April 2012] see PDF here.
BBC Radio Newcastle [5 Feb, 25 Mar, 1 & 8 April 2012] Jon Harle, Sunday Breakfast show, a series of interviews. See PDF here. [no audio currently available].

Getty / Metro Images for various media [6 April 2012]
Excellent photo coverage of the pilgrimage featured again in several media publications, and the stunning shots are available online – follow the link here [Metro.com] to view the photo album.

Our press & media appearances in 2011:

BBC News – Tyne & Wear [7 April 2011] includes interviews click here. See PDF, 93 kb.
Independent Catholic News [4 April 2011] this article describes the approaching start of this year’s Easter pilgrimage. Follow the link here for details.
“Barefoot Disciple: Walking the Way of Passionate Humility – The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2011” by Stephen Cherry [published November 2010] in part describes the author’s experience walking on pilgrimage with Northern Cross some years ago.
Independent Catholic News [6 February 2011] describes the buildup to this Easter’s pilgrimage.

See some of our press & media appearances in 2010:

The Times [5 June 2010] Faith Register section
The Seattle Times: Pacific Northwest [5 April 2010] see PDF, 93 kb.
The Tablet [Easter issue, 4 April 2010] see PDF, 935 kb.
The Guardian [3 April 2010] [ PDF here shortly].
The Scotsman
– frontpage [3 April 2010] see PDF, 1.5 Mb.
BBC Tyne [1 April 2010] includes interviews click here.
BBC Newcastle Radio [1 April 2010] Jonathan Miles show, included interviews on the road with Lanark Leg [no audio currently available].

Getty Images for various media [1 April 2010]
Excellent photo coverage of the pilgrimage featured again in several media publications, and the stunning shots are available online – follow the link here [Zimbio.com] to view the photo album.

The Independent on Sunday Review [28 March 2010]
Cover and multipage feature in supplement see PDF of cover, 584 kb.
Independent Catholic News [26 March 2010]
This article describes the start of this year’s Easter pilgrimage. Follow the link here for details.
The Telegraph Newspaper [20 February 2010]
This article explores the revival of pilgrimage and retreats of various kinds, and features quotes and thoughts from two NorthernCross pilgrims of 2009. Food for thought on reasons for pilgrimage in modern life. Follow the link here for details, or see PDF, 171 kb.

See some of our press & media appearances in 2009:

The Telegraph Newspaper [9 April 2009]
This article focussed on the revival of pilgrimage and featured descriptions, quotes and photos from NorthernCross. Very interesting. Follow the link here for details, or see PDF, 145 kb].

Getty Images for various media [10 April 2009]
Photo coverage of the pilgrimage featured in several media publications, and the stunning shots are available online – follow the link here [Zimbio.com] to view the photo album.

See some of our press & media appearances in 2008:

The Reader Magazine [Summer 2008 issue]
This issue focussed on pilgrimage and has a double page article written by Ken Williams which describes NorthernCross frequently. It is all well worth a read. Follow the link here for details.

BBC Songs of Praise [18.05.2008]
See the Northumberland programme factsheet here (it was also available on BBC iPlayer to view or download for a week afterwards)

The Journal [22.3.2008] (PDF, 569 kb)