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Introduction

The Shrine Administrator, Bishop Lindsay Urwin OGS, writes: When the Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham two years ago to share in the life and vitality of our annual Youth Pilgrimage he spoke of this place as “one of the most important religious centres in Northern Europe”, and “important for the Church of England”. Each year thousands of people, young and old, from all over the United Kingdom and from other parts of the world make their way to this ‘little’ village of Walsingham. Why do they come? I often find myself wondering that, and perhaps the answer is as varied as the numbers who come. But in any case, shrines don't ask too many questions. We simply open the doors in the name of the Lord, live the daily round of prayer and worship, offer the ministries of healing, tell people who will listen the meaning of this place, and invite them to experience the rebuilt Holy House and to receive the water from the Saxon holy well.

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