Edwardtide Pilgrimage 2023

Edwardtide Pilgrimage 2023

Date Time Location Price
Saturday, 14th October 2023 09:30 - 16:00 The Abbey Free (no booking required)

Everyone is welcome to join us for the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor on Saturday 14th October 2023.

Visit the Abbey and experience its beauty in an atmosphere characterised by prayer. Pilgrims will be invited 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.

In this Coronation year there will be a particular focus on calling, vocation and service, with pilgrims invited to reflect on Christ, the Servant King, whom St Edward served, and on opportunities for service and discerning vocation and calling in our own lives.


  • 9:30am - Abbey opens to pilgrims
  • 11:30am - Festival Eucharist - Preacher: The Reverend Dr Mark Oakley, Dean designate of Southwark
  • 3:00pm - First Evensong of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey

Pilgrims are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.

For further details, please contact Catherine Williamson, PA to the Canons:

[email protected]

Age suitability and accessibility 

Pilgrimage activities are suitable for people of all ages, and information about accessibility in the Abbey is available in our access guide.

More about Edwardtide

During Edwardtide, we celebrate the life of Edward the Confessor, the king and saint whose shrine lies at the heart of the Abbey.