INAUGURAL PILGRIMAGE 2021
In 2020 the Växjö diocese celebrated the 850th anniversary of its foundation. To commemorate this, an inaugural walking of the pilgrimage from beginning to end by a small group of Swedes and Brits was planned.
Unfortunately the pandemic hit and the pilgrimage was called to a premature stop in Lichfield. This year we will be attempting to walk the whole pilgrimage again.
The pilgrimage will leave York on Monday 17th May and arrive in Ramsgate on Friday 9th July. The Swedish leg begins on 28th July in Gothenburg and ends with a High Mass at Växjö Cathedral on 29th August.
We are hoping to charter a boat (do get in touch if you can help!) to sail pilgrims across the sea to Gothenburg, from where the walk to Växjö begins. If we are unsuccessful in finding a boat we will travel by land across Europe after crossing the channel.
We invite individuals or groups to register with the St Sigfrid’s Trust to walk a section or a day, or parts thereof; registration is not essential but it would be useful for the coordinators of the pilgrimage to know who might be coming and when.
See below for the route and timetable and for registration links for each section. Pilgrims will need to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, but please get in touch if you need any help.
In Sweden the Diocese of Växjö is arranging accommodation and meals at low cost. Click here for details of the Swedish section of the pilgrimage.
We will meet at 1.00 pm on 17th May at the West door of York Minster, from where the pilgrimage begins. Thereafter, the meeting time each morning will be 10.00 am at the church named in the information on the Eventbrite pages.
If you have any questions or comments please do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!