A Modern Pilgrimage: Visiting British Cathedrals

18th November 2021

Around Britain’s Cathedrals

A photographic exhibition that documents one man and his family’s 6,000 mile journey to visit Britain’s cathedrals from Edinburgh to Truro, Carlisle to Rochester, has gone on display in his favourite cathedral of them all, Gloucester.

Marcus Green, management consultant and amateur photographer from Stroud, explained why:

“My heart will always be in Gloucester, it’s where I worship, it’s where I am on the Council of The Friends, and it is my happy place.  

“From the beautiful garth to the Norman origins and royal burials, it epitomises everything a cathedral should be, with a welcome for everyone,” he added.

Marcus’s photographs have already been seen across the Association of English Cathedral’s social media platforms and last year he contributed to Nick Mayhew Smith and The British Pilgrimage Trust’s now bestselling book Britain’s Pilgrim Places.

But the idea of documenting all Britain’s cathedrals was a project inspired by his job on the road and allowed him to take in nearly 100 cathedrals, Royal Peculiars and Abbeys covering arounds 6,000 miles in total.

He said:

“The idea came to me in late 2018 when I realised work trips were taking me to quite a few cities with cathedrals and with a lot of planning I might be able to visit them all inside a year.”

 “This exhibition is a snapshot, over 1,000 years of cathedrals crammed into one year and follows the layout of the book which is available from the Cathedral Shop.  I’m honoured that Gloucester Cathedral have asked me to stage this show”

A Modern Pilgrimage: Visiting British Cathedrals

An Exhibition of Photographs of every Anglican and Catholic Cathedral in England and Wales

Photography by Marcus Green

Saturday 13 November – Saturday 27 November

Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters – check visiting times here