St Margarets Pilgrimage Cancelled (press release)

Friday, 24 April 2020

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St Margaret’s Pilgrimage: Looking ahead to 2021

The St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2020 may be cancelled, but organisers are already planning to make next year’s event extra special!

The popular day, which draws pilgrims from across the country, was set to take place in Dunfermline on 07 June. However, like many big events, it has been called off due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Father Chris Heenan, of St Margaret’s Memorial Church in the town, said: “We’re disappointed but not surprised to have had to cancel the event. But we’re staying positive - our team of organisers will use this time to channel their energy and enthusiasm into putting together a fantastic programme for 2021.

“In the meantime, we can ask for the intercession of St Margaret as we pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in Scotland, where she is our patron saint. We pray especially for those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 at this time. May they rest in peace.”

Archbishop Leo Cushley said: “St Margaret’s Pilgrimage has become a key occasion for many people Scotland to come together and thank God for the impact this wonderful saint continues to have through her example of faith, charity, piety and leadership. I look forward to the return of the pilgrimage in 2021.”