Meet Duncan Weaver,
the Pilgrim Pastor for the Fife Pilgrim Way

Click here to see the Facebook page for the Pilgrim Pastor for the Fife Pilgrim Way

Walking with Signpost International 

There is a great opportunity to join Duncan and the Signpost charity and walk the Fife Pilgrim Way over 5 days from Thursday 14th to Tuesday 19th September. Why not sign up for one or all of the days. If you want a short day Saturday 17th is only 7 miles!!

Further information on this opportunity can be found at



What is a Pilgrim Pastor?

That is a question that I get asked often and one that you may be thinking, so let me try and explain what the appointment is all about.

People throughout the United Kingdom and beyond are rediscovering the joy and benefit of going on a Pilgrimage, whether short walks or longer distances covered over a period of several days or weeks. The Fife Pilgrim Way provides an option for either.  Established in 2019, it reintroduces the old pilgrim route that many travelled in medieval times across Fife to St Andrews Cathedral.


As the Pilgrim Pastor for the Fife Pilgrim Way, I will seek to help people get the most out of their walks/pilgrimages in all aspects, this will involve:

  • Producing useful resources for pilgrims to aid them on their journeys.
  • Helping churches along the way discover how they might help the pilgrimage experience.
  • Helping individuals and groups plan, prepare, and reflect on their pilgrimages.
  • Organise and lead pilgrimages along the Fife Pilgrim way.



This year I will be inviting people to join me to “walk the Fife Pilgrim Way in a year,” walking various stages each month.

The first few pilgrimage walks along the Fife Pilgrim Way have gone really well with many people saying how much they have enjoyed the mixture of history, countryside, conversation and spirituality that walking in such a group gives.  
Details of forthcoming walks are on my facebook page and published on eventbrite. Why not try a walk for yourself, sign up and come along. 

If you would like to contact me you can on

Duncan Weaver      




Commissioning Service for our first Pilgrim Pastor for the Fife Pilgrim Way

(and the first in the UK!)

In a historic and ecumenical service on 30th November 2022 at Ceres Parish Church, Revd Duncan Weaver was licensed and commissioned as the first Pilgrim Pastor in Scotland – as Pilgrim Pastor for the Fife Pilgrim Way – by Bishop Ian and Lorraine Fraser, Moderator of Fife Presbytery.

Members of the Pilgrim Pastorate Steering Committee with Duncan, Louise Fraser, Ian Bradley and Bishop Ian

As you walk this pilgrim route may you be blessed in all your encounters,
witnessing to the Risen Lord and sharing the good news of the Kingdom of God.

You can view the full service in the video below.

Ian Bradley’s address begins here.
The commissioning and licensing, with remarks by Louise Fraser and Bishop Ian, begin here.
Remarks by Revd Duncan Weaver, the new Pilgrim Pastor, begin here.


God of pilgrims,
be for us our companion on the walk,
our guide at the crossroads,
our breath in weariness,
our protection in danger,
our shelter on the way,
our light in darkness,
our consolation in discouragement,
and our strength day by day. 

~ Bishop Ian


Click here to visit our Diocesan Pilgrimage page.