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Welcome to the website of the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (Church of England). Hopefully, whether as a pilgrim - past, present or future - student, visitor or tourist, you will find this site helpful and that you will gain a sense of the very special quality of Walsingham - "England's Nazareth". There is something here for everyone.
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THE NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE - Monday 29th May 2017 - Fr Kevin Smith, Priest Administrator, writes:
Preparations are going well for the National Pilgrimage to Walsingham. It will be the culmination of a weekend of prayer being offered at the Shrine as part of the national “Thy Kingdom Come” novena of prayer. We especially look forward to welcoming Fr Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap., Preacher to the Papal Household, who will be travelling from Rome to deliver the sermon on Monday afternoon. This will be his first visit to Walsingham, and it will be a joy to have him with us.
Full details of the National Pilgrimage weekend are available on this website (click here) as well as resources for prayer at home.
As usual, we have been working closely with Norfolk Constabulary and other agencies to ensure that the day is one that everyone can safely enjoy, especially in light of the recent terrible events in Manchester. We hope that pilgrims from all over the country will be here in England’s Nazareth to honour Our Lady, to pray for the unity and mission of the Church and for the needs of our nation. All are welcome!
Please pray for all those who are involved in the planning and preparations and for God’s blessing on the pilgrimage. O blessed Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us.
THY KINGDOM COME: This month the Shrine is joining with the Christians from across the United Kingdom and overseas to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. At the Shrine this ecumenical call to prayer will be at the heart of our life in the days leading up to the National Pilgrimage, which will itself be a ‘beacon event’ for the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ initiative. Click here to find out more and to download a range of service and prayer resources.
BIBLE WEEK - 2017: full information is now available for the 2017 Bible Week (October 23rd - 27th) which has the theme Bearer of the Word - Our Lady in Sacred Scripture. Keynote speakers include The Revd Canon Nicholas Turner, The Revd DrA K M Adam & The Revd Dr Peter Anthony. Click here to find out more and for an application form.
Accommodation Availability - Summer 2017: There is accommodation available for small groups and individual pilgrims on a few weekends in June, July and August - and October. Click here for details.
Pilgrimage of Healing & Renewal - Monday 28th August 2017. The Principal Celebrant will be the Bishop of Richborough and the preacher The Revd Peter Needham (Hospital/Hospice Chaplain, Barnsley NHS Trust).
The Lantern Badge - to assist in raising funds for the Lantern/Sepulchre Appeal a new badge for Shrine members is on sale. The design of the badge is based on the Michael Coles' Milner Wing stained glass window. Click here for further information and to buy the badge online.
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