02Jun

Pilgrimage to Canterbury

Each year the Ordinariate groups in the Kent, Sussex and South London area organise a day pilgrimage open to all. This year it is to be held at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday July 13th. The day will begin with Divine Worship Mass at 11:30am at St. Augustine’s college. We will then move to the Cathedral undercroft (by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter) for a lecture, on the life of Cardinal Pole, to be delivered by world renowned historian Eamon Duffy.

The day will end with us joining the Anglicans for Evensong in the Cathedral and a visit to the tomb of Cardinal Pole-  the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury. There will also be an opportunity for members of this congregation to gather at the tomb of our patron, St. Anselm. 

This pilgrimage takes place in the tenth year since the Ordinariate was first announced. We really hope that lots of you, Catholic and Anglican, will support the day and ensure its success. We are going to organise a coach from Pembury and lunch is provided, for those who give advance notice, at a cost of £5 per person.

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge University and a former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission. He is an expert on reformation history and we are extremely fortunate that he wants to support the Ordinariate by speaking. Let us show our appreciation by being there to hear him.

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