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  The Shools' Department

The Schools Department is dedicated to providing opportunities to promote students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through curriculum-based programmes with a special emphasis on the Christian faith; we have recently received the Sandford Award for heritage education.

We offer a number of educational programmes to suit various age groups; most of these last a whole day. Residential visits offer far greater scope for planning an unhurried programme and we can tailor - make a package to suit the needs of your students.

Most of the programmes can be adapted for small groups of special needs students.

Introduction to the Team

Brother Robert, the Pastor for Schools, leads an established team of experienced and qualified teachers including
  • an Early Years specialist
  • Primary and Secondary specialists

The Schools Department is normally staffed from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Call us on 01328 824205 or email:

Brigid Harrison, the Schools Administrator, will be pleased to give advice and will help you to arrange a visit that will be both memorable and worthwhile.

Click here to download the Schools' Department Brochure - an overview of its work.

For a report by Br Robert on the Teacher Training Weekend held at the Shrine in February 2014 - see Welcome/Latest News


"The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham provides curriculum-based education programmes aimed at enhancing pupils' classroom studies of moral, spiritual and cultural issues and encouraging them to open their minds to all aspects of the world around them."

Susanna Smart, Lead Judge, The Sandford Awards for Heritage Education



Full Day programmes usually begin at 10.30 am and finish at either 2.30 or 3.00 pm.

Click here to go to the Schools Programmes' page

Resources for Students

A special fact file can be downloaded and the material used when preparing a group for a visit to Walsingham.

Pilgrims & Pilgrimages - to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - The History of Pilgrimage to Walsingham and an outline of modern Christian pilgrimage at today's Anglican Shrine. 12 pages of information including the story of Walsingham, the history of the Priory, the history of the present day Anglican Shrine and the Holy Well.

Left click to open fact file in MS Word format

Left click to open or save fact file in Acrobat format size 665k (illustrated.)

Additional resources can be found on the Schools Resources page of this website

Mission Statement

The Schools Department aims to:

  • Offer a professional service to schools, churches and the community through high quality resources, learning opportunities and liaison.
  • Work with teachers, advisors and other professionals towards a common goal of excellence in Religious Education and throughout the whole curriculum
  • Promote pilgrimage, for all, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
  • Develop Walsingham as an exciting, valuable educational resource for all.



  The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6BP | Tel: 01328 820255 | Fax: 01328 824206