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 and 2019 we went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Holy Land 2020
3 March - 10 March 2020
On any pilgrimage we learn almost as much from those with whom we journey as from the place to which we travel. So we are delighted that in 2020 there is the opportunity to join a pilgrimage to the Holy Land being jointly organised by the Diocese of Southwark and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Paul Hendricks of the Roman Catholic Diocese and Bishop Christopher Chessun, supported by the deans of the two cathedrals, Andrew Nunn and Richard Hearn. As with any pilgrimage to the land of Jesus we will be visiting all of the principal sites we know through the gospels. However, what will make this pilgrimage unique will be the opportunity to worship together, to understand a little more about our particular traditions but also to realise how much we have in common. We will be staying in hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberias and benefitting from local guides as well as the wisdom our bishops will bring.
Places are, of course, limited and so you are encouraged to book early to be part of this very special group.
26 June 2020 - 3 July 2020 and 2 September - 9 September 2020
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.
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.