Alban Pilgrimage | St Albans Cathedral

Celebrating one of the greatest stories in the Christian faith in a truly spectacular way. The Alban Pilgrimage 2021 Join us on Sunday 27 June as we reenact the story of Alban, Britain’s First Saint, in a magnificent procession. This year, we will be reverting back to the original route, beginning at St Michael’s Church, through Verulamium Park as we process towards St Albans Cathedral.  Schedule 10am | Patronal Eucharist at St Albans Cathedral. From 11.30am | Activities on the Abbey Orchard, including Battle re-enactments, Living History camp, a Hog Roast and more.  3pm | Alban Pilgrimage Procession, starting from St Michael’s Church.   4pm | Pilgrimage Evensong Giant carnival puppets reenact the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint, the man after whom St Albans is named. Roman chariots, centurions, lions and roses all take their place alongside Alban and Amphibalus in a dramatic procession from St Peter’s Church, through the historic streets to St Albans Cathedral. Pilgrimage day is one of the biggest events in the Cathedral calendar, attracting pilgrims from all over the country who take part in the procession. After the Pilgrimage has taken place, a series of special services, including Festival Eucharist and Evensong, take place throughout the day. Everyone is welcome to these special services, which involve the Cathedral Choirs, members of the Cathedral community and guest preachers. Everyone is welcome to get involved, whether as a pilgrim, volunteer or spectator.

Alban Pilgrimage | St Albans Cathedral

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