National Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Canterbury - Saturday 9th June 2012

(This event has now passed but this page is left as a record)

This will be the second national event marking the Millennium celebrations.

On Saturday, June 9th, (the day following the feast of the translation of St Alphege) there will be an ecumenical pilgrimage to Canterbury. This will culminate in a service at 5.00pm in Canterbury Cathedral by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter.

The service will be one of ecumenical vespers, drawing on the evening worship of a number of Christian traditions. The visiting choir will be that of St Alphege, Solihull. Representatives of several Christian traditions will attend. To see an outline of the order of service click here.

Stop press - The service will be attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and by Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Councl for Promoting Christian Unity, together with senior representatives of several Christian traditions.

Entry to the service will be free but it would be very helpful if those intending to bring parties to the pilgrimage or to attend individually could inform the Secretary of approximate numbers (email, or telephone 0121 705 1376) so that the Cathedral authorities can make appropriate arrangements.
Those who intend to stay overnight on the Friday or who may be arriving early on the Saturday may wish to note that there will be a special Eucharist at 12 noon on 9 June in the former St Alphege Church at which the Dean of Canterbury will preach. Thereafter, it will be available during the afternoon to pilgrims for refreshment and fellowship. It is located 5 minutes’ walk from the Cathedral.

There is also the possibility of entry to the Cathedral for pilgrims (at reduced normal admission rates) on the morning/afternoon of the 9th. If you would be interested, please contact the Secretary in advance.

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