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The Friars at Aylesford Priory


Many people visit The Friars on pilgrimage. Perhaps as part of a Parish Pilgrimage or on one of our organised Pilgrimage Days.

Some stop over on their way to Canterbury, following the ancient Pilgrims' Way to the Cathedral. The Friars was always a traditional stop in medieval times and, in fact, the Pilgrims' Hall, the oldest building at The Friars, is so named because it offered hospitality and accommodation for travellers to Canterbury. This custom of hospitality to pilgrims continues today.

Each year a programme of pilgrimages is organised here at the Shrine of Our Lady.