Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Canterbury
On September the 8th
we will travel to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the great church and to celebrate mass in the Undercroft Chapel of Our Lady.
This is an enormous privilege made possible by the kindness of the Dean, the Very Rev’d Dr Robert Willis who has permitted us to celebrate mass in the Chapel of Our Lady on her birthday, the 8th September.
We will travel by coach to Canterbury and, after mass we can join in one of the guided tours of the Cathedral, or wander around as we wish to take a long look at the Church of St Augustine whom Pope Gregory the Great sent to England in 597AD.
The Cathedral is often described as ‘England in stone’ as its history is intrinsically linked to the country’s history. From its first Archbishop, Augustine, who established Christianity in England to Archbishop Langton’s role in the Magna Carta negotiations and the power struggle between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket, Canterbury Cathedral’s history is as rich as it comes.
After we have looked around the cathedral we can walk into the town nearby for lunch and some shopping returning home later that same evening.
Why not join us for a wonderful parish day – out together? You can sign up online at our parish website where full details and itinerary can be found.
Costs will be finalised once we know how many people are interested.