The Friends of Southwark Cathedral host a number of events throughout 2018, find out more here

2020 Programme

Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral

23 May - 29 May 2020

2020 marks an important dual anniversary for the extraordinary figure of Thomas Becket. It will be 850 years since his dramatic murder on the 29 December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, and 800 years since his body was moved on the 7 July 1220 from a tomb in the crypt of the cathedral into a glittering shrine.

The events of 1220 were orchestrated to relaunch the cult of Becket, and ensured that Canterbury became the principal pilgrimage destination in England and one of the major pilgrimage sites within Europe.

Thomas Becket gave his last sermon at Southwark Cathedral, then set off for Canterbury on the Pilgrim's Way

Joined by the Dean, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, this pilgrimage will take the route of the pilgrims from Southwark to Canterbury. 

During our walk we will gather pilgrim’s stamps at various locations and there will be time for worship together lead by the Dean.

The cost is £100.00 per person for the 8 day walk or £15.00 per day where you can choose what day's to join us. 

For further information about this exciting new pilgrimage please visit the link here or contact Kate Dean.

 

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