St Albans Pilgrimage

Where: St Albans, Hertfordshire starting at St Peter's Church on St Peters Street
When: Saturday in late June
Time: 11 am



The deeds of St Alban are remembered each year at the Cathedral and town named in his honour in Hertfordshire; Alban was beheaded for sheltering Christian priests who were being persecuted by the ruling Romans and has the honour of being England’s very first martyr. Giant puppets tell the story of the Saint’s life and martyrdom in a colourful procession to the Cathedral, which is followed by services during the afternoon.  The procession is huge and involves many children in fancy dress; Alban (the puppet)’s head is carried afterwards by the Dean into the Cathedral for the noon Eucharist.

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The procession starts at St Peter’s Church.

In 2018 it will be on Saturday June 23rd (to be confirmed).

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Photo by ARC

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