Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury: Sunday 14th July 2024:

The Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place on Sunday, 14th July 2024. This year’s pilgrimage will be centred around the theme of ‘Mary, Woman of Prayer’.

From 12 noon until 3:00 pm, the Shrine Church will transform into a chapel of Exposition and Silent Adoration, offering a peaceful and contemplative environment just opposite the Abbey grounds. During this time, visiting priests will provide the sacrament of Reconciliation in the Shrine Church.

In addition, from 12 noon until 3:00 pm, Private Healing Prayer will be offered in a single tented chapel located just inside the Abbey gates, opposite the Shrine Church.

At 2:15 pm, the Rosary procession will commence in the Abbey grounds, followed by the Pilgrimage Mass at 3:30 pm, also held in the Abbey grounds.

We have produced five videos to give you the history of pilgrimage in Glastonbury and why pilgrimage is so important in our Faith.

Fr Dominic invites us all to this year’s Pilgrimage

David Baldwin, Parishioner and author

Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball, Local Historian

Kim Woolmer, Lay Administrator

We are pleased to inform you that we have secured the Glastonbury Event Car Park, ‘Herbie’s Field,’ for use by pilgrims at this year’s pilgrimage. This is a large car park that can accommodate up to 400 cars, including minibuses. The car park is only a short 12-minute walk from the Shrine and the Abbey gate.  Please see the attached (updated) Map.

Drivers may wish to drop off pilgrims outside the Shrine before parking. The car park is located on Northload Bridge on the B3151 close to the Northload Bridge roundabout on the A39, opposite the Glastonbury Reclamation Centre. Set your sat-nav to BA6 9LE. The what3words location is: ///target.loafing.sticky.

There is a pedestrian crossing on the A39 right by the roundabout. The car park will open at 9:30am on the morning of 14th July and the gates will be closed and locked at 6:00pm. If you wish to stay in Glastonbury for the evening, the municipal car parks are free after 6:00pm.

We kindly request a donation of £5 per car and £10 for minibuses. Please bring cash and, if possible, the correct change, as we do not have card payment facilities at the car park. (There are 3 cash machines outside Morrison’s Supermarket, which is right behind the Shrine.)