Everyone is welcome to join us for the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor.
Visit the Abbey and experience its beauty in an atmosphere characterised by prayer.
A welcome liturgy will be offered on arrival, and pilgrims will be able to pray at the Shrine of St Edward – the king and saint who re-founded the Abbey – and in other spaces set aside in the Abbey.
Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a chapel will be set aside for the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Programme of services
- 9:30am - Abbey opens to pilgrims, welcome liturgy
- 11:30am - Festival Eucharist, Preacher: The Very Reverend Jeffrey John, former Dean of St Albans
- 3:00pm - First Evensong of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey
Pilgrims are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.
Pilgrimage activities are suitable for people of all ages, and information about accessibility in the Abbey is available in our access guide.
All are welcome to attend and tickets are not required.
Find out more about all the Edwardtide services taking place between 12 - 16 October.