Charlie Allen
Sarah Foot
Dee Dyas
Graham Usher
Paul Giger
John Pritchard

Welcome to the Festival of Pilgrimage

Unfortunately, this year's residential conference has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Those who had already purchased tickets will receive full refunds shortly.

The good news is that we will be running an alternative event online! Please check back here soon for full details or, if you would like to receive further information via email, get in touch at: festivalofpilgrimage@hymnsam.co.uk

Thank you for your understanding.


In common with other English Cathedrals, Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford is celebrating a ‘Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage’ in 2020. The Festival of Christian Pilgrimage is a part of our year 2020 programme. 


13th – 15th September 2020


The aim of the Festival is to provide a stimulating 48 hours in which people can take time out to reflect theologically on pilgrimage. It’s a chance to deepen your understanding of pilgrimage in our culture. We hope you’ll leave equipped with practical ideas for enhancing your pilgrim ‘offer’ in your own parishes, both in terms of hospitality and encouraging the practice of pilgrimage as a way of deepening faith.


Featuring outstanding speakers from across the Christian Church, the Festival offers a stimulating and varied programme of worship, lectures and practical workshops in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church, Oxford. Do join us for a very special couple of days.


Canon Sarah Meyrick and Revd Dr Sally Welch, Festival Directors


Speakers 2020

Paul Giger
Stephen Cottrell
Sarah Rowland Jones
Graham Usher
Dee Dyas