We encourage all partners and those interested in joining the Community of the Cross of Nails to come to Coventry at least once, if they can, and share in the very special and powerful message that simply coming here and being immersed in its story conveys. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, we hold a pilgrimage specifically for this purpose. It’s an occasion for partners, current and aspiring, to come together at  Coventry Cathedral for prayer and contemplation, to meet others in the network, to share their stories and experiences, and to learn from and be involved in the work of the Cathedral’s global reconciliation ministry.

All partners and those wishing to join are very warmly welcomed. For those coming from further afield we are happy to assist as much as we can with finding accommodation in, and transport to, Coventry. The cost to attend is £175 per person to cover three lunches, two evening meals and other non-accommodation costs over the two full days here in Coventry.

The next pilgrimage that we are currently planning, due to the still-emerging pandemic situation, will be an online ‘pioneer’ pilgrimage in Coventry terms; our first! and will run during the three afternoons UK time from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th October 2020. There will be no cost to take part in this first online pilgrimage. If successful it is likely that we shall aim to run these in 2021 and in future years alongside or complementary to our traditional, in situ pilgrimages.  Please look here for updates as plans progress over the summer with this.

Next year’s May pilgrimage will provisionally take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th May 2021. To get a feel for the programme, view this year’s May pilgrimage programme, a pilgrimage we were so sorry not to be able to run in any form due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

If you would like further information about future pilgrimages, please contact alice.farnhill@coventrycathedral.org.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to Coventry, either virtually or face to face!



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