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Pilgrimage

Twice a year we hold a pilgrimage over several days at Coventry Cathedral, to share stories and experiences, and to learn from and be involved in the work of our global reconciliation ministry.

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.

In both 2020 and 2021 we trialled online pilgrimage. The structure followed the liturgical rhythm of the Cathedral as far as possible, including the Litany and morning or evening service, and followed a similar style to our regular pilgrimages as much as possible: a virtual tour of the Cathedral, led by the Dean of Coventry; an overview of the Coventry story and what it has to tell us in our current times; a Pilgrims’ story-sharing session: how have their paths led to Coventry?; a discussion session involving external speakers on a specific topic of relevance to the CCN; and a practical workshop working with an attending partner, exploring a live issue in reconciliation. We asked for a donation of £50 per person to attend.

We ask for a donation of currently £175 per person for our in-person pilgrimages, to include lunch and dinner and refreshments each day for the duration, but not accommodation and breakfast. To register your interest for future pilgrimages, please contact alice.farnhill@coventry.anglican.org.

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

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