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. Our next pilgrimage physically in Coventry is planned to be 12th-14th October 2022.
This October 2021, just prior to the global COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, we are planning a specific one-off pilgrimage session on zoom: a discussion session across one afternoon, on the environmental crisis and how the CCN responds, taking place from UK time 2.30pm to 5pm on Thursday 28th October. All are very welcome – a little more information is here; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and the CCN partner that you are closest connected with, if you would like to attend. Participation is free.
In both 2020 and 2021 we have held an online pilgrimage. The structure follows the liturgical rhythm of the Cathedral as far as possible, including the Litany and morning or evening service:
• Virtual tour of, and introduction to, the Cathedral, led by the Dean of Coventry
• The Coventry story and what it has to tell us in our current times: Talk and discussion led by the Dean of Coventry
• Pilgrims’ story-sharing session: how has their path led to Coventry? Short online presentations from each organisation attending, and Q&A
• A discussion session involving external speakers on a specific topic of relevance to the CCN
• Practical workshop working with an attending partner, exploring a live issue in reconciliation
We ask for a donation of £50 per person for our three-day online pilgrimages. Please make your donations here – received with our very grateful thanks.
To register your interest for future pilgrimages, please contact email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to Coventry, either virtually or – in the fullness of time – face to face!