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.
Dates for 2024 spring pilgrimage are 21st-24th May.
All partners and those wishing to join are very warmly welcomed. The cost to attend is £225 (inc VAT) per person, which covers all lunches, evening dinners and other daytime refreshments for the three days' duration, and all activities on the pilgrimage, but excludes accommodation, breakfast, or travel to and from Coventry.
To register your interest for future pilgrimages, please contact email@example.com
We aim to bring together our existing partners, and often some new ones as well, every 3-5 years in Coventry. Typically 60-70 people from around the globe will spend 4-5 days together in discussion, worship and fellowship, and make firm friends along the way!
Some of the resources shared / referred to (pdf files):
See below for films used in some of the sessions:
Watch here the recorded conversation between Dean John and the Revd Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher on Healing the wounds of history: striving for peace in a time of war at last year's online gathering in May 2022.
Watch here the reflections from Mpho Tutu van Furth and Wilma Jakobsen on Reconciliation, justice and the legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu at last year's online gathering. Read Wilma's transcript here; read informal notes from Mpho's reflection here, and read about all three speakers here.