2,000 balloons to be burst at annual Abbey Easter pilgrimage

TWO thousand balloons will be burst during this year s Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Abbey to symbolise the resurrection. The annual event is usually attended by more than 1,000 people, including pilgrims from Times Territory.People can gather fr

TWO thousand balloons will be burst during this year's Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Abbey to symbolise the resurrection.

The annual event is usually attended by more than 1,000 people, including pilgrims from Times Territory.

People can gather from 1pm at the Abbey Orchard and the procession into the Abbey will start at 2.30pm before the service begins at 3pm.

Last year snow fell on the day of the pilgrimage, leaving people congregating inside the Abbey instead of enjoying picnics and activities in the park.


You may also want to watch:


Sub-Dean Canon Stephen Lake, who is hoping for better weather this year, said: "It's a very energetic way to celebrate Easter."

He added: "The theme this year is 'Bursting with Life' so there are going to be 2,000 balloons burst at the end of the service to symbolise Jesus' break from the tomb.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus