The Bristol to Arundel Pilgrimage 2023

Day 15: Celebration Day in Arundel

We have our end-of-pilgrimage arrival celebration service followed by mass this morning in the cathedral at 10.00. After the arrival service we have arranged a free tour of the cathedral for our group. We find our own lunch then those of us that have pre-booked will be exploring the castle and its garden. In the evening, we have our Celebration Meal back in the hall.

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Early morning runs and swims

St Mary Magdelene, Tortington Aidan Simons

Cathedral and castle above Arundel and the River Arun Aidan Simons

Early morning : the cathedral from the river bridge Aidan Simons

Early morning view towards Arundel Castle gillgodber

Early morning swim! fred.adilz

Procession and Arrival Service

Waiting for the procession to start on the last day Veronique

Waiting for the procession to start on the last day Veronique

The procession to the Cathedral Aidan Simons

Althea's beautifully embroidered Pilgrimage banner at the altar in Arundel cathedral. Susan Adilz

At our Arrival Service we remembered by name all those places we had visited on our way, the people who had helped us (with accommodation, opening churches, leading worship, providing refreshments) and all those we met along the way. You all helped us so much, and we hope that something of our pilgrimage spirit touched you too.

Gill and Peter join us in Arundel for the last service Veronique

Pilgrim of the past, present and future Veronique

Getting everything ready for the final service Veronique

Mass and Tour of Cathedral

Oliver Hawkins starts his Cathedral talk gillgodber

Arundel cathedral tour gets under way Aidan Simons

Detail in the St Philip Neri window Aidan Simons

Detail in the St Philip Neri window Aidan Simons

St Philip Howard, joint patron of the Cathedral Aidan Simons

Our tour of the Cathedral, at the shrine of St Philip Howard Aidan Simons

Our guide is awarded a pilgrim cross Aidan Simons

Gill and Gary Aidan Simons

Geared up to go home gillgodber

Arundel and the Castle

East Window in the Fitzalan Chapel Susan Adilz

Chantry in Fitzalan Chapel Susan Adilz

Ceiling of Fitzalan Chapel Susan Adilz

Quartermaster's day off, Arundel castle garden. Susan Adilz

View of St Nicholas parish church from Castle Gardens Susan Adilz

View of Cathedral from Castle Gardens Susan Adilz

Clare, Chris and Imelda in the gardens Aidan Simons

Sunflowers in the Castle Gardens Susan Adilz

Pilgrims getting information from one of the gardeners Aidan Simons

Van driver(s) relaxing in Arundel castle gardens Susan Adilz

Water in the castle gardens Aidan Simons

St Nicholas Church & Arundel Cathedral from the castle keep. Susan Adilz

Exploring the Castle Aidan Simons

Arun valley from the castle keep Susan Adilz

Private chapel in Arundel Castle Aidan Simons

Portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Arundel Castle Aidan Simons

Arundel castle keep seen from inside the castle Fr Tony Milner

Arundel Castle, up close Aidan Simons

Arundel Castle has a collection of stuffed mammals and birds including this montage John Chenery

Celebration Evening

Starters at the Celebration Meal, arranged by chef Penny John Chenery

Celebration Meal Susan Adilz

Celebration Meal Susan Adilz

Celebration Meal Susan Adilz