Everyone is welcome to join us for the National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor on Saturday 19th October 2019.
The pilgrimage is part of our annual celebration of St Edward the Confessor, King of England and the re-founder of Westminster Abbey
Throughout the day pilgrims will be able to pray at the Shrine of St Edward and in other spaces set aside in the Abbey and its precincts.
Priests will be on duty for individual spiritual counselling and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. There will also be opportunities to renew baptismal promises and to participate in healing liturgies with the Laying on of Hands and Anointing.
Activities for children and young people will be offered in the Abbey and its precincts, so family, school and youth groups are very welcome. We also warmly welcome visually impaired visitors, those with hearing difficulties, and those with reduced mobility.
This year's pilgrimage is part of our celebrations marking the 750th anniversary of Henry III's Abbey, which was consecrated on 13th October 1269.
9:15am - Abbey opens for pilgrims
11:30am - Festival Eucharist, Preacher: The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
3:00pm - First Evensong of the Dedication of Westminster Abbey
All are welcome to attend and tickets are not required.
To assist with planning for the day, larger groups and schools are asked to book in advance. For more information and to book, contact the Canons' PA, Tiggy Sawbridge: [email protected]