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.
24 June - 1 July 2022
Led by The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark
31 August - 7 September 2022
Led by Canon Michael Rawson and Canon Andrew Zihni
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 a consequence of the pandemic the performances have been delayed by two years and will take place in 2022. As in the past we are organising two ‘pilgrimages’ to Oberammergau in 2022 and there are some places available, including a few single rooms.
The first is with the Dean, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn from 24 June – 1 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 Andrew Zihni from 31 August – 7 September staying on the shores of Lake Wolfgang 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 downloadable from the website.
You can secure a place for a £600 deposit.
A Pilgrimage to Bulgaria
17 - 26 October 2022
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.