Each year the Cathedral organises an opportunity for people to make a pilgrimage
In previous years we have been blessed to visit Turkey, Greece, Syria, Rome and Assisi, Oberammergau, Armenia, Georgia, Santiago de Compostela, Jordan and Sinai.
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark led a group to Germany in May 2017 to visit places associated with Martin Luther.
In May 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018, 2019 and 2020 we went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
26 June 2020 - 3 July 2020 and 2 September - 9 September 2020 (Postponed until 2022)
Every ten years the people of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau fulfil their vow to God made in 1634 in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague that was ravaging Europe by performing a Passion Play. Watching the play is an overwhelmingly powerful experience. As in the past we are organising two ‘pilgrimages’ to Oberammergau in 2020 and booking for them opens today.
The first is with the Dean, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn from 26 June – 3 July staying in the Tyrol and walking a section of Jacobsweg (the Austrian route of the Camino to Santiago) as well as visiting sights from the ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg. The second is with Canon Michael Rawson and Canon Gilly Myers from 2–9 September staying in St Gilgen on beautiful Wolfgansee with visits in the local area, lake steamer and mountain railway and a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Salzburg and other locations in the area. Brochures for both pilgrimage-holidays, each of which lasts a week, are available in the Cathedral and downloadable from the website.
You can secure a place for a £200 deposit.
Please note that all single rooms for this pilgrimage have now been booked.
A Pilgrimage to Bulgaria
17 - 26 September 2021
Bulgaria is one of Europe’s oldest nations and is well known for Black Sea beaches and red wine, but it is also a wonderful place to go on pilgrimage. This pilgrimage, led by the Dean of Southwark, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, will take us around the country visiting Thracian and Roman remains but also wonderful churches and some of the 170 active monasteries spread across the country.
We will see roses being cultivated for the famous rose oil and people still using horses and mules for travel and the movement of goods.
It is a beautiful place and one in which we will discover more of Europe’s Christian story.
The above image shows the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia.
Please send completed booking forms to:
Mr Mark Charlton
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW
Please email Mark Charlton for further details.