There are just five spaces left on the coach to Ramsgate this coming Saturday for the Kent Area Ordinariate Day Pilgrimage 2017. The coach leaves St. Anselm’s at 9:45am sharp and aims to return around 6pm. Each pilgrim will need to bring £5 for lunch and those travelling on the coach will need an additional £15 to cover the costs of hire.
The pilgrimage begins with Mass in the stunning setting of St. Augustine’s Shrine, built by Pugin, and close to where St. Augustine of Canterbury landed with the Gospels for his extraordinary mission; the reconversion of England.
After Mass we shall all enjoy lunch together (which is provided) before some free time for a walk along the coastal paths or further exploration of the surrounds. We will end with a talk from Father Marcus Holden, the Shrine priest and administrator, before opportunity will be given for veneration of the relics of St. Augustine.
This pilgrimage is made all the more special because the Shrine was only officially opened to pilgrims, following much restoration of buildings and vision, last week when Cardinal Pell was the guest celebrant. It promises to be a most worthwhile event- contact me if you wish to take part in it.