No Pilgrimages for a year then five come along at once
CORRECTION: There is ONE very significant diocesan pilgrimage this year – the Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé. We are happy to point this error out and apologise to anyone who feels that this pilgrimage was not taken into account.
This year, 2018, there will be no diocesan pilgrimages, but a programme of no fewer than five is planned for 2019 and 2020. Details are now available on stalbanspilgrimages.org.uk. Here’s a flavour.
In May 2019 Archdeacon Paul & Canon Liz Hughes offer a ten day programme to the Holy Land, based in Jerusalem and Galilee.
Santiago de Compostela
In September 2019, Archdeacon Janet will be leading a progress along the Camino Trail to Santiago de Compostela. This tour offers some limited walking but also uses air-conditioned coaches!
Oberammergau – 3 pilgrimages
2020 is the year of the Oberammergau Passion Play and three tours are available, with bookings for each opening after Easter.
In June The Revd Dennis Stamps, Rector of Harpenden, will host a tour based in St Martin & Lofer; during the August school holidays Bishop Michael and his wife Lizzie will lead a programme staying in Imst, and in September The Revd Canon Abi Thompson and The Revd Dr Berkeley Zych, Sub Dean and Precentor of St Albans Cathedral, are leaders for a visit based at Strobl on the Wolfgangsee.