The SNU Annual Peace Walk at the National Memorial Arboretum

This special day sees Spiritualists from around the UK gather together, seeking to bring peace into the world, an uplifting service of peaceful prayer, readings, singing and inspirational words. Spiritualism is a peaceful religion, and Spiritualists are aware that our thoughts and actions have the capacity to bring peace to the individual, to their communities, to their countries and to the whole world. Starting with personal responsibility, and an acceptance that we are all connected, we are able to make a difference. 

There is no charge to attend this event, held on the first Saturday of July every year. We start the day with a service then followed by a walk to the arboretum, everyone is welcome and parking is free to SNU members!


Parking is charged at £4.00 per car if this is pre booked in advance of the event Book Tickets | Plan Your Visit | National Memorial Arboretum ( if you don’t pre book the car parking charge on the day goes up to £6.00. So, it is highly beneficial to pre book your car parking facilities. Coaches and taxis are free of charge. 

District Councils are arranging coaches to attending should you wish to travel with your DC please contact the Secretary for your District Council. 

About the National Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is a British site of national remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Its objective is to honour the fallen, recognise service and sacrifice, and foster pride in the British Armed Forces and civilian community.

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Timings & Schedule 

The SNU Peace Walk will take place on Saturday 20th July 2024 at the National Memorial Arboretum, burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 

Attendees may arrive from 1pm onwards. 

The day will begin with a special service at the Oak Suite from 2pm. 

At 3pm we will then begin the walk itself, from the Oak Suite to the Arboretum Memorial. 

At approximately 3.30pm, a secondary service of readings, hymns and wreath laying shall take place at the memorial itself. 

At approximately 4.00pm, once the secondary service has finished, we will return to the Oak Suite for a pre-booked tea and cake.* 

*Please note if you have not already pre-booked your attendance at the tea and cake, you will not be able to turn up and request this on the day itself. 

Order of Service

Anyone attending our Peace Walk service will receive a printed copy of our order of service, if you would like a sneak peek or simply like to browse the order of the day please click on the image below.