RC Diocese of Aberdeen

St Thomas’ Deanery: Pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland in Dunfermline

St Thomas’ Deanery: Pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland in Dunfermline

On Sunday 11th of June, St Thomas’ Deanery will be taking a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Margaret Queen of Scotland in Dunfermline.

The day will include opportunities to visit St. Margaret’s Memorial Church which houses her relic; the Abbey where she was finally laid to rest in 1250; St. Margaret’s Cave and the famous tower where it is thought she was married to King Malcolm III.

A procession is to be led by Archbishop Cushley with the relic of St. Margaret through the streets of Dunfermline to the Memorial Church where he will concelebrate Mass. A small group hired a minibus last year and were greatly uplifted by the whole experience. There will be a covered area in Pittencrieff Park where pilgrims can meet up and congregate for their lunch. This year there is a focus on prayer, asking for St Margaret to intercede for us so that God’s will may be done in Scotland in these uncertain times.

There is more information at http://stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk/events/st-margarets-national-pilgrimage-2017/ or any intending pilgrims may contact the Chair of the Deanery Pastoral Council, Robin Hassall directly at robin_hassall@outlook.com