Compostela and Pilgrim Stamps

A Compostela (certificate of completion) is available for the Augustine Camino. The rules are the same as those for Santiago ie you should walk at least 100km (the length of the Augustine Camino) and collect at least two pilgrim stamps per day. Remember to date your stamps as you collect them. The Compostela is available from St Augustine’s in Ramsgate for a donation.

Augustine Camino stamps are recognised in Santiago for a Compostela on the Camino de Santiago. Augustine Camino – Camino Ingl├ęs (caminoingles.gal). You need to walk at least two sections of the Augustine Camino and collect two dated stamps per section to supplement the distance of the Camino Ingles. You should walk the sections in order.

Where to collect your stamps (it is worth bringing a tissue or blotting paper to soak up excess ink):-

Rochester to Aylesford

Rochester Cathedral (welcome desk), the Robin Hood pub and Aylesford Priory (reception)

Aylesford to Thurnham

St Mary and All Saints Boxley (next to the visitor book), Kent Wildlife Trust Tyland Barn, The Cock Horse Detling and St Mary’s Thurnham

Thurnham to Doddington

The Black Horse Thurnham (hotel reception), St Margaret’s Hucking, St Catherine’s Kingsdown and Palace Farm campsite (reception)

Doddington to Faversham

The Beheading of John the Baptist Doddington, (in the lectern by the pulpit), St Peter and Paul Newnham (In the right hand cupboard of the sideboard opposite the door), The George Newnham, Painter’s Forstal Community Hall (in the box at the gate – the hall is on the left as you leave the village for Faversham), The Shrine of St Jude Faversham (in the box opposite the entrance to the Shrine Office), Faversham Tourist Information Centre (on the market place) and St Mary of Charity (on the right as you enter the church).

Faversham to Canterbury

The Sun Inn Faversham, Cafe Guild Market Place Faversham, St Peter and Paul Boughton, The Old Coach and Horses Harbledown, St Michael and All Angels Harbledown (book ahead) St Dunstan’s Canterbury (by the visitor book) and Canterbury Cathedral (Welcome centre next to the Cathedral Gate)

Canterbury to Stodmarsh

St Thomas’s Canterbury (ask), St Martin’s Canterbury (by the visitor book), St Mary’s Fordwich (by the altar), The Ivy Barn farm shop and cafe (a great place for lunch) and St Mary’s Stodmarsh

Stodmarsh to Ramsgate

Grove Ferry Inn, St Mary the Virgin Minster (by the visitor book), Minster Abbey (ask the nuns), St Augustine’s Ramsgate