Pilgrimages

Journey with Southwark Cathedral

Pilgrimage to Jordan and Sinai
Pilgrimage to Jordan & Sinai 2009
Each year the Cathedral organises an opportunity for people to make a pilgrimage. These events are open to members of the congregation and others who would like to travel with us.

In previous years we have been to Turkey, Greece, Syria, Rome and Assisi, and in 2009 to Jordan and Sinai. In 2010 two groups went to Oberammergau to see the Passion Play. In May 2011 we had a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and in October another pilgrimage to Holy Armenia. In 2013 we went to the Holy Land in February and Santiago de Compostela in May. If you would like to read the Dean's Blog of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, you can find it here. In 2014 we visited Holy Georgia (one of our pilgrims, Eleanor Stoneham, has written about this in her blog which you can find here).

In June 2015 with travelled through Greece in the footsteps of St Paul. The Dean's blog for this pilgrimage can be found here and another blog from one of the pilgrims, Eleanor Stoneham, can be found here. In 2016 we revisited the Holy Land and in 2017 we commemorated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by following in the Footsteps of Martin Luther. .

The picture above was taken during the 2009 pilgrimage and a brief review of it can be found by clicking here

2018 Holy Land

Holy Land
Dean and Bishop
A group, led by the Bishop of Southwark and the Dean of Southwark, will travel to the Holy Land from 19th - 26th February 2018.

In 2013 we first led a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and this was repeated in early 2016 as over 80 people from across the Diocese made the journey with us.

Our pilgrimages have been amazing experiences, and no two are the same. We love travelling with old friends, but we also hope that many people who have never been on pilgrimage to the Holy Land will join us in 2018.

The brochure can be downloaded here and a booking form here.

Please send a completed booking form to:

Pilgrimage Administrator
Trinity House
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW
E-mail: Pilgrimage Administrator

2018 Painted Churches of Romania

Romania
Romania
A group, led by the Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, will travel to Romania from 4th - 13th October 2018.

For many years there has been an annual pilgrimage programme for the congregation at Southwark Cathedral and other friends. We often go to the traditional places of pilgrimage and, indeed, in 2018 we are travelling with the rest of the Diocese of Southwark to the Holy Land. However, we also try to include in the programme places which offer something different to the Christian pilgrim. It is for this reason that we will be travelling in the autumn on 2018 to Romania.

Since the opening up of eastern Europe the riches of those countries have been rediscovered and can be enjoyed. We have already taken groups to Armenia and Georgia to experience the life of the church in those lands. Romania, however, has a very special history and a wealth of painted monasteries that we cannot wait to see and visit. In most churches the painting is on the inside but here it is the exterior walls that are painted with beautiful frescos celebrating the mysteries of the faith and the saints. They are jewel boxes. They are also set in some spectacular landscapes, areas full of myth and legend, not least the region of Transylvania that we will be visiting.

At the heart of pilgrimage is the journey, the intentional travelling, the experience of walking with Christ. This will be a very special journey and we invite you to travel with us.

The brochure can be downloaded here and a booking form here.

Please send a completed booking form to:

Mr Mark Charlton
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
London SE1 9DA
E-mail: Pilgrimage Administrator