Aims & Objectives

The CSJ UK is a membership organisation open to everyone. Our objective is to promote the Camino de Santiago and provide support and guidance to camino pilgrims.

We do this through predominantly with:

Guide books

  • We publish guides to various routes in France, Spain and Portugal – the lowest-cost and lightest on the market and which are updated frequently by our volunteer camino pilgrims (and also available on Kindle) in our office and online shop


  • We give face-to-face advice and guidance at practical preparation days, open days, wine bar evenings, reflection events, academic lectures and guided walks around pilgrim routes in the UK


  • We run two hostels on the camino: Refugio Gaucelmo, at Rabanal del Camino on the Camino Francés and Albergue San Martín, at Miraz on the Camino del Norte. 
  • We may be able to offer help to elderly, frail or disadvantaged people otherwise unable to make the journey to Santiago

Honorary President: H.E. the Spanish Ambassador

Registered Charity 1091140, Company limited by guarantee No 4096721.  


Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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