Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon

Canterbury Pilgrimage


Dear Bro Knights, all,

Our annual service for this year, 2023, will be held in Canterbury Cathedral, as usual, commencing at 14:00 pm, on Saturday 16th September 2023.

Members of the Order and guests should assemble outside of the Cathedral’s main gate, as a group.  The group will be conducted to the chapel at 13:45 pm.

Members should wear the tie of the Commemorative Order of St Thomas of Acon, to gain free admission for themselves and guests.

With all best wishes,

Yours in H et C




(Rev William Whitfield of Marchwood, Protector of Canterbury)

As with last year we have been unable to secure anywhere that would host a pre-service buffet for us. This should not preclude Knights from making their own arrangements for refreshment within the town centre, with their travelling companions and we will all be easily identifiable wearing our tie of the Order. As a suggestion, we have used the Drapers Arms, 1 – 2, Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX (Drapers Arms Canterbury), and met in The Thomas Ingoldsby (Wetherspoon Pub - 5–9 Burgate Canterbury, CT1 2HG) in the past, although there are many other good hostelries to choose from.


Photographs of the Pilgimage in 2022 can be found here It was a delightful day and was attended by approximately 150 composed of members and partners.

A donation of £4,000 was made to the Dean and Chapel of Canterbury Cathederal