Our History

1948

Student and Pilgrim Cross is founded as Student Cross

1949

The pilgrimage's popularity means a second route, Northern, is added

1967

Women officially join the pilgrimage for the first time after first walking in 1964

1972

Student and Pilgrim Cross starts to welcome pilgrims from across the Christian traditions

1981

Families start to join the pilgrimage as Family Cross - then a separate pilgrimage

1992

Peg leg, the first permanent family leg, is founded

2008

60th jubilee is marked with a reflection from original pilgrim Frank and a weekend of celebrations

2012

With the founding of Wensum, Student and Pilgrim Cross now offers a bespoke pilgrimage experience for teenagers

2020

Student and Pilgrim Cross goes virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

2022

We'll be back! Watch this space...