The Alban Pilgrimage 2016

Saturday 18th June

St Albans Cathedral is delighted to bring you the Alban Pilgrimage, a celebration of the life of Saint Alban who gave the city its name. This unique event sees giant carnival puppets retrace Alban’s last steps and tell his remarkable and moving story. Roman chariots, centurions, lions, roses and executioners all take their place in the procession from St Peter’s Church, through the city centre, to St Albans Cathedral.

11am Pilgrimage Procession
The route begins from St Peter’s Church, St Albans, and continues past the Town Hall and Clock Tower, before ending at the West End of the Cathedral.

12pm Festival Eucharist
Preacher: The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool. The service will be sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir and the Abbey Girls’ Choir.

Children’s Worship and Activities
A mixture of songs, readings and activities, before joining the Festival Eucharist for Communion. Children must be registered to participate in advance.

2pm Orthodox Service and Veneration of the Relic at the Shrine of Saint Alban
Organised by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy and the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius. All welcome.

3pm Anointing for Healing in the Lady Chapel

4pm Festival Evensong and Procession to the Shrine
Preacher: The Revd Steve Chalke, Oasis UK.The service will be sung by the Cathedral Choir.

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