St. Margaret's National Pilgrimage

Saturday, 16 June 2018

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The annual St Margaret’s Pilgrimage took place this year on Sunday 3rd June. The procession started at the Louise Carnegie Gates, Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, processing via High Street to St Margaret’s Memorial RC Church for a celebration Mass. Approximately 450 pilgrims attended this year’s procession, which was led by Archbishop Cushley. The relic of St Margaret was carried at the front of the procession, with the Knights of St Columba, Catenians and Knights of Malta, assisting. Archbishop Cushley was also the lead Celebrant at the Mass.

Although the numbers attending were down on previous years, the church was at capacity with a number of pilgrims participating in the mass from Carnegie Hall, where a live transmission of the mass was shown on a large screen. Archbishop Cushley attended at the Carnegie Hall for the distribution of Holy Communion. At the end of Mass pilgrims had the opportunity to venerate the relic of St Margaret.

Thanks has been passed to the staff at Carnegie Hall, Fife Division Police Scotland and Fife Council who assisted in ensuring the success of this year’s pilgrimage.

Plans are underway for the 2019 Pilgrimage, details of which will soon appear on the website.