Metapilgrim is a social enterprise, specialising in facilitating pilgrimages and retreats throughout Europe. We cater for all ages and sizes of groups, with a strongly ecumenical focus. Our aim is to broaden the accessibility of pilgrimage for those who might not otherwise be likely to consider or undertake such an journey.
Our trips are usually accompanied by a guide who is also a co-pilgrim. Metapilgrim’s founders, Andrew and Anna Walker, are passionate about intentional community, and have a long history of committed involvement with a number of retreat centres and communities in various parts of Europe. They lead many of the trips personally, supported by a network of equally enthusiastic and experienced fellow pilgrims. There are no mere hired hands; your journey will be organised and led by those who would rather do nothing else, and are excited to share their passion and insight with you along the way, ensuring that you get the most out of your experience.
Most of our pilgrimages are privately organised, tailored to the specific needs and wishes of individual groups : families, churches and interest organisations. If you would like to discuss what we can do for your group, please do contact us for further details. Sometimes we coordinate trips which are more open to any interested individuals, perhaps living within a certain area. Do take a look at these currently available open trips to see if there is something which you would like to join, or feel free to suggest that we organise something similar for your locality.
A part of our vocation is to open up the possibility of pilgrimage to young people, both school age and young adults. We achieve this through offering school trips which support religious education and school chaplaincy, and by organising trips on behalf of higher and further education chaplaincies.
meta- (prefix) 1. “after, behind,” 2. “changed, altered,” 3. “higher, beyond,” from Gk. meta (prep.) “in the midst of, in common with, by means of, in pursuit or quest of,”
pil·grim (noun) 1. a person who journeys, especially a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.