Each year the Cathedral organises an opportunity for people to make a pilgrimage

In previous years we have been blessed to visit Turkey, Greece, Syria, Rome and Assisi, Oberammergau, Armenia, Georgia, Santiago de Compostela, Jordan and Sinai.

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark led a group to Germany in May 2017 to visit places associated with Martin Luther.

In May 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018 we went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Going Deeper in the Holy Land : Hidden and Holy – A Pilgrimage for Returning Pilgrims

4—13 November 2019

With The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark.

Ten days based in Bethlehem, Jerusalem & Galilee


In 2016 I had the privilege of spending six weeks in Jerusalem. After taking many groups on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but always visiting the same important sites, I wanted to see what I hadn’t had an opportunity to see. In fact there is so much that most pilgrims do not get to see yet which speak to us of the history of our faith, of Jesus and the life of the early church.  If you have been on pilgrimage before and want to see more, this is the pilgrimage for you. It is not intended for those who have not yet been to the Holy Land. We will visit the principal churches of the Nativity and the Holy Sepulchre.

We will walk the Via Dolorosa but the other elements are mostly ones we have not been able to include in the past. There will be a lot of walking up and down hills and some tunnels to discover – so please consider this as you make your decision. But it will be wonderful and we will have time to think about these very special but less visited holy places. I look forward to making pilgrimage with you.

A brochure can be downloaded here

A booking form can be found here.

Please email Mark Charlton for further details.

Holy Land 2020

3 March - 10 March 2020


On any pilgrimage we learn almost as much from those with whom we journey as from the place to which we travel.  So we are delighted that in 2020 there is the opportunity to join a pilgrimage to the Holy Land being jointly organised by the Diocese of Southwark and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.  The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Paul Hendricks of the Roman Catholic Diocese and Bishop Christopher Chessun, supported by the deans of the two cathedrals, Andrew Nunn and Richard Hearn.  As with any pilgrimage to the land of Jesus we will be visiting all of the principal sites we know through the gospels.  However, what will make this pilgrimage unique will be the opportunity to worship together, to understand a little more about our particular traditions but also to realise how much we have in common.  We will be staying in hotels in Jerusalem and Tiberias and benefitting from local guides as well as the wisdom our bishops will bring.

Places are, of course, limited and so you are encouraged to book early to be part of this very special group.

The brochure can be downloaded here and booking form here


Oberammergau 2020

26 June 2020 - 3 July 2020 and 2 September - 9 September 2020


Every ten years the people of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau fulfil their vow to God made in 1634 in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague that was ravaging Europe by performing a Passion Play. Watching the play is an overwhelmingly powerful experience. As in the past we are organising two ‘pilgrimages’ to Oberammergau in 2020 and booking for them opens today.

The first is with the Dean, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn from 26 June – 3 July staying in the Tyrol and walking a section of Jacobsweg (the Austrian route of the Camino to Santiago) as well as visiting sights from the ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg. The second is with Canon Michael Rawson and Canon Gilly Myers from 2–9 September staying in St Gilgen on beautiful Wolfgansee with visits in the local area, lake steamer and mountain railway and a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Salzburg and other locations in the area. Brochures for both pilgrimage-holidays, each of which lasts a week, are available in the Cathedral and downloadable from the website.

You can secure a place for a £200 deposit.

The brochure for Oberammergau 2020 can be downloaded here and a booking form here.

Please note that all single rooms for this pilgrimage have now been booked.  

Please send completed booking forms to:

Mr Mark Charlton

Pilgrimage Administrator
Trinity House
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW

Please email Mark Charlton for further details.