Anglican Camino Chaplaincy announces pilgrim hospitality center open

Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Diocese in Europe
Posted Jun 26, 2023

The Camino Chaplaincy, a ministry of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, announces the opening of a pilgrim hospitality center in Santiago, Spain. The center, which will open on July 3 for the duration of the 2023 pilgrim season, is just a few steps away from the visitor entrance to St. James’ Cathedral and will provide space for worship, reflection, and hospitality.

In 2022, Santiago welcomed over 400,000 pilgrims who walk one of the many Camino routes into the legendary burial place of the Apostle James.  As interest in the Camino has grown over the years, the numbers of non-Catholic pilgrims has soared, including many Anglicans from across the globe.  The Camino Chaplaincy is pleased to be able to join with other Christian groups in the city of St. James to serve the pilgrim community.

Chaplains from both episcopal jurisdictions serving at their own expense will be on site July through October, when the center will close at end of season.  Priests interested in serving a two-week term are welcome to apply for a two-week chaplaincy term.  Applicants must be in good standing in their respective diocese and provide evidence of the completion of Safeguarding God’s People training.

For more information about the center and it’s 2023 season of ministry, or to apply for a chaplaincy post, email info@caminochaplaincy.org or frstevedanzey@gmail.com