Views

The approach, made by approximately 1000 pilgrims per month. Every year on the first Saturday in July Pilgrims from all over the world take part in the annual Bradwell Pilgrimage. Services take place every Sunday in July and August. See the Pilgrimage page.

Nearly there, that wonderful moment of anticipation just as you reach the chapel. This same road has been used by visitors to the Chapel for over 1300 years. Before that it was used by the Romans.

Inside, simplicity, beauty and peace.

A feeling of spirituality and history. Consecrated in 654 AD, this is the earliest Cathedral in the Country of which so much remains.


The cross depicting Christ

 and St Cedd.

The Chapel's unique altar with its three inset stones. Each stone represents a community involved with St Cedd's ministry. The stone on the left is a gift from the island of Lindisfarne. The centre stone is a gift from the island of Iona. The stone on the right is a gift from Lastingham. The altar was consecrated on the 6th July 1985 during the annual Bradwell Pilgrimage.

Candlelit Carol Service


After walking down the track to the Chapel, the wind howling around their heads and shoulders, pilgrims to the annual candlelit service return to the simplicity and reality of a birth in a manger.


(Picture courtesy Stacy Cronley-Dillon, 2014)