Pilgrims Passport and Stamps along England’s Pilgrims Way

Pilgrims Passport and Stamps along England’s Pilgrims Way

The Pilgrims’ Way (also Pilgrim’s Way or Pilgrims Way) is England’s ancient pilgrimage route linking both Winchester and London to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England.

To document the route, the Canterbury Cathedral recommends that pilgrims obtain the Pilgrims Passport and collect stamps along the way.



The pilgrim passport is used to record your journey and document your progression along the way. Pilgrims arriving in Canterbury with stamped passports may be given complimentary admission to the Cathedral and shrine of St. Thomas Beckett.

Pilgrim Passports are available from the Cathedrals in Winchester, Southwark (London) and Rochester you may also obtain a passport by mail before beginning your pilgrimage by sending a request with £2  and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Canterbury Cathedral

Cathedral House

11 The Precincts

Canterbury, CT1 2EH

United Kingdom

Mailed requests should be clearly marked PILGRIM PASSPORT.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.



Unlike the Camino de Santiago, many establishments do not offer ink stamps along the way; however, a growing number of pubs and churches will stamp your passport along England’s Pilgrims Way, including:


Winchester Cathedral

St. Bartholomew, Winchester

St. John the Baptist, Winchester

St. Mary’s, Kingsworthy

St. Mary, Easton

St. John the Baptist, Itchen Abbas

St. Mary’s, Avington

St. Nicholas, Bishop’s Sutton

Church of the Good Shepherd, Four Marks

St. Lawrence, Seale

St. Bartholomew, Wanborough

St. Nicholas, Compton

St. James, Shere

St Katharine, Merstham

St. Mary, Oxted

St. Peters, Limpfield

St. Mary’s, Tatsfield

St Peter and St Paul, Trottiscliffe

All Saints, Snodland

Southwark Cathedral

St. George the Martyr, Southwark

The Royal Oak, Southwark

All Saints Church, Blackheath

The Red Lion, Shooters Hill

Woodlands Farm, Shooters Hill

Ye Olde George Inn, Shoreham

St. Alfege, Greenwich

Rochester Cathedral

Aylesford Priory

St. Peter & St. Paul, Aylesford

All Saints, Hollingbourne

St. Peter & St. Paul, Ashford

St. Mary, Westwell

All Saints, Boughton Aluph

St. Gregory & St. Martin, Ashford

St. Michael and All Angels, Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

Depending on the time of day or day of the week, some churches may not be open to provide a stamp. Obtaining  a stamp or signature from a local merchant or resident may be another option to document your pilgrimage.