More than 1,000 people enjoy the sunshine at Easter Monday Pilgrimage in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 13:56 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:56 23 April 2019

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

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Pilgrims gathered from across Herts and Beds for this year's Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral.

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

Around 1,300 people of all ages attended the annual event, including Nigel Crook, who has attended 52 out of the 75 pilgrimages since the tradition began.

Pilgrims carried banners and sang on their way to the Cathedral for the service, and there was a sign language interpreter for people with impaired hearing.

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

In the service, Harpenden Reader Rachel Wakefield preached about 'unusual suspects', saying that she might be seen as an unusual choice to preach, but reminding the congregation that it was two ordinary women who brought the news of the resurrection to the disciples.

For the first time, those who wished to donate were able to do so via a contactless card reader which was carried around in the collection plate by a Cathedral warden.

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

The Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun KatariaThe Easter Monday Pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Arun Kataria

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