About the Pilgrimage
We look forward to the 2016 Pilgrimage which takes place on Saturday 9th July under the title Mary, Queen of Mercy. It will be a cause of rejoicing to many, I am sure, that Bishop Philip North of Burnley has accepted our invitation to be the Preacher at the Pilgrimage.
I very much hope that this rejoicing will reveal itself in an even larger attendance at and interest in our Pilgrimage celebrations. The 2015 Pilgrimage showed an increased attendance by both laity and clergy, and this reinforces my own belief that the Pilgrimage must be a focus for the celebration of the Catholic Faith amongst traditional Anglicans in this part of Britain, although we do attract pilgrims from well outside the area. We must pray that it continues to be so and that the Pilgrimage witnesses to the reality of our intention to flourish and to grow.
May Our Lady of Glastonbury aid us both in our endeavour and in our prayer, directing us to Jesus Christ, her Son, who wishes to grant us the peace and unity of his kingdom.