Saturday 20 June 

Procession starts at 11am, St Peter's Church, St Albans

Join us for the Alban Pilgrimage - a magnificent procession organised by St Albans Cathedral, to celebrate St Alban, Britain's first saint.

Each year, 12ft tall carnival puppets, representing figures from the story of St Alban, take to the streets to reenact the historic events which lead to St Alban's execution at the hands of the Romans. The puppets are accompanied by people of all ages dressed as lions, Roman soldiers, angels, chariots and more, resulting in a stunning spectacle of colour and celebration.

As the earliest truth-teller for whom it cost his life, Alban is one of Britain’s greatest witnesses to Jesus 


- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Photography: Emma Collins Photography