A look back at some of the highlights from 2017

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at St Albans Cathedral.
2017 has been another busy and exciting year as our Alban, Britain's First Saint project gained momentum and our events regularly attracted large crowds.


Click on the photos below to take a look at some of the year's highlights in our '2017 in pictures' gallery.

  • The Education Centre welcomed over 900 children in January 2017.
  • The Abbot's Kitchen moved from the Chapter House to the marquee to allow building work to take place.
  • The Netflix series The Crown filmed scenes for their second series in March.
  • 2017 saw another successful year for our Tower Tours.
  • Thousands took to the streets for June's Alban Pilgrimage
  • This summer's major exhibition marked 800 years since Matthew Paris joined St Albans Abbey.
  • It was another successful year for our school holiday Family Discovery Mornings.
  • Once again we welcomed students from the University of Hertfordshire for their graduations.
  • Our Study Centre ran another fascinating programme of courses, talks and study days.
  • The archaeologists made an exciting discovery.
  • 3 papal bulls found with the missing Abbot John of Wheathampstead

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