Saturday 25 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.

At 12noon all are invited to join our Choral Eucharist, with preacher Paula Gooder, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

2pm - Orthodox Service and Veneration of the Relic at the Shrine of Saint Alban                        
Organised by the Ecumenical Chaplaincy and Romanian Orthodox Church, Luton - all welcome.

3pm - Anointing for Healing in the Lady Chapel

At 4pm, join us for Evensong, where Inderjit Bhogal OBE will preach. This service ends with a procession to the shrine of St Alban, where red roses are placed on the shrine in an act of remembrance. 


Get involved with this year's Alban Pilgrimage!

Parish Groups are encouraged to register in advance by Wednesday 22 June. To register please fill in the form below.

Parish Groups form

Information for Pilgrims

All young people are invited to dress up in various costumes and help the procession come alive. Sign up below by Tuesday 14 June. 

Young people's sign up form

đź“· Emma Collins Photography