Celebrating one of the greatest stories in the Christian faith in a truly spectacular way.

The Alban Pilgrimage 2021

Join us on Sunday 27 June for our annual Alban Pilgrimage celebrations. Giant carnival puppets reenact the story of Alban, Britain's first saint, the man after whom St Albans is named. Roman chariots, centurions, lions and roses all take their place alongside Alban and Amphibalus in a dramatic procession. This year, we will be reverting back to the original historical route, beginning at St Michael's Church, processing through Verulamium Park before reaching St Albans Cathedral. 

All are welcome to join us for festivities throughout the day, from activities on the Abbey Orchard to our celebratory services. 

Thinking of bringing a group?

If you're thinking of bringing a parish - or other - group to this year's Alban Pilgrimage, we would ask you to register in advance so we know how many people to expect in the procession. 

Registration for groups


10am | Patronal Eucharist at St Albans Cathedral.

Guest preacher: The Revd Dr Jim Walters, London School of Economics Faith Centre

Also available to watch on YouTube:

From 11.30am | Activities on the Abbey Orchard, including Battle re-enactments, Living History camp, a Hog Roast and more. 

3pm | Alban Pilgrimage Procession, starting from St Michael's Church.  

4pm | Pilgrimage Evensong

Guest preacher: The Very Revd Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster

Also available to watch on YouTube: