All 42 English Cathedrals are joining together in 2020 to celebrate Year of Cathedrals – Year of Pilgrimage.

2020 promises to be an exciting year as all 42 English Cathedrals join together to celebrate 2020 Year of Cathedrals – Year of Pilgrimage. All cathedrals will be getting involved with initiatives aimed at bringing more people closer to God. Here at Southwell Minster we are offering:

Pilgrim Passport

As paPhoto of the Pilgrim Passportrt of the Year of the Cathedral and the Year of Pilgrimage, cathedrals in England are encouraging people to “document your own adventure of discovery” with a Pilgrim Passport.

You are invited to use this passport to follow in the footsteps of many thousands of pilgrims who have come to these places over the centuries to learn, think about their lives, and ask for God’s help and guidance.

If you’re starting your journey in Southwell, you can buy your passport for £5 from either our Cathedral Shop or the Welcome Desk.

When you visit a cathedral, ask at the welcome desk for a passport stamp or sticker to log where you have been. You can also record your experience at each place and use the list provided in the front to plan further visits.

Good luck on your pilgrimage!

One Day Pilgrimage Routes

The Walter Hilton Way

Thurgarton to Southwell. This 5-mile pilgrimage across the lovely, quiet fields of a hidden part of Nottinghamshire follows in the footsteps of the fourteenth-century spiritual writer, Walter Hilton who lived as an Augustinian Canon at the Priory.

For more details on the pilgrimage and a downloadable route map, please see

Cathedrals at Night logoCathedrals at Night

Saturday 25 September 2020

Details tbc, but expect late night opening, music, guided tours, candelight and much more.