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.

In response to feedback we have slightly shortened the length of the overall pilgrimage while still covering the same content, with a broader outlook to accommodate the wider range of attendees.  Our next pilgrimage, in spring 2020, will run from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May, midday to lunchtime, and the autumn pilgrimage, which we plan to be an interfaith pilgrimage with our sister community Together for Hope, will run during the same timescale from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th October 2020 (please note this date change from original dates quoted).

  • Please note that this year’s May pilgrimage is no longer running due to the global coronavirus situation. We hope to reschedule this for late March 2021. It is our hope that the October 2020 pilgrimage can go ahead as currently planned. 

View the May pilgrimage provisional programme

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

We look forward to welcoming you to Coventry!



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