Join us for our annual, national celebration of Britain's first saint, with our city centre procession and pilgrimage worship and events taking place on 24 June 2023 from 11am-5pm.

Preacher: The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover

“In so many ways, Alban’s story is our story - many in our world today are fleeing persecution and seeking refuge, just as he did more than 1,500 years ago. I look forward to joining the Alban pilgrimage in June, as we travel together joyfully sharing in his story.”

Photo credit: Diocese of Canterbury 

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 Pilgrimage Eucharist. Preacher: The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover.

At 5pm, join us for Pilgrimage Evensong, This service ends with a procession to the shrine of St Alban, where red roses are placed on the shrine in an act of celebration.

Pilgrimage Day celebrations and refreshments on the Orchard until 5pm.

More details on how to join us on the day and how to register your Parish will be available in the upcoming weeks.