2020 brings together a remarkable number of individual English cathedral anniversaries and initiatives that help tell Britain’s story - past and present - and offer a creative and positive way to look to the future.

Many of the country's cathedrals are already planning major celebrations – from Canterbury with its Becket anniversary to Coventry with the anniversary of the bombing of its old cathedral. There will be new visitor centres opened, redevelopment projects started, and special art and light shows.

Thanks to an initiative between the Association of English Cathedrals and the British Pilgrimage Trust, there will be one day pilgrimage routes to every Church of England cathedral highlighting the importance of spiritual, mental and physical well-being. That's why 2020 is Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage.