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The Pilgrims of Great Britain and its sister society, the Pilgrims of the United States, are the two oldest and most prestigious Anglo- American organisations on both sides of the Atlantic. Over more than a century the Pilgrims have played a very important role in cementing good relations between the two countries, and have acted as one of the principal custodians of what has come to be known as the Special Relationship.

Under the Presidency of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Stirrup and the Chairmanship of Mrs Diane Simpson, the Pilgrims of Great Britain look forward with continuing enthusiasm to a challenging future.

Recent Activities

Drinks reception and dinner at Mansion House

Wednesday 7th September 2022

The Honourable Jane Hartley US Ambassador to the Court of St James addressed The Pilgrims of Great Britain at a black tie drinks reception and dinner at Mansion House, home and office of the Lord Mayor on Wednesday 7th September 2022. The Lord Mayor was also in attendance. In addressing the Pilgrims, she follows her predecessors in a tradition going back over one hundred years.

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Chiswick House and Gardens including lunch

Wednesday 13th July 2022

On Wednesday 13th July 2022 a group of 40 Pilgrims spent the day at Chiswick House and Gardens including lunch.

Chiswick House and Gardens is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and landscaped gardens, with over 300 years of discovery, inspiration and delight.

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