St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral / Events / Sun 21 Jun 2020

Pilgrimage through Poetry

Pilgrimage through Poetry

The spectacular St Albans Pilgrimage tells the story of Alban's martyrdom as pilgrims and giant puppets pack the streets of the town and make their way to the Cathedral. It recalls us to Alban's story and witness of faith, and draws on the long history of pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Alban.
This year will be different, but no less profound. After all, monks at the abbey used to undergo 'spiritual pilgrimages' from their own cells using maps drawn in manuscripts to direct their minds towards the Holy Land. We follow in their metaphorical footsteps by exploring pilgrimage through poetry from our own homes.

Join Archdeacon Jonathan Smith for an afternoon of poetry exploring how verse has revealed insights and fired imagination about the nature of travelling as an expression of religious, spiritual and personal belief. Tickets will be limited.

Tutor: Archdeacon Jonathan Smith

Price: £10

Date and time: Sunday 21 June, 3-4.30pm.

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/phone which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids.

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Telephone: 01727 890 205

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