THE COLLEGE OF GUARDIANS
The College of Guardians was formed in 1931. It comprises twenty priests and laity (including the Priest Administrator) who are the legal trustees of the Shrine. The Guardians elect one of their number (who must be a priest) to serve as Master. The Guardians meet twice a year in Chapter (chaired by the Master) to oversee the affairs of the Shrine. Each Guardian is assigned a stall and an altar in the Shrine Church. When attending the Shrine Church or the National Pilgrimage each Guardian wears the insignia of a star suspended from black and white ribbon and a blue velvet mantle.
In addition to the full Guardians there are those who are retired from office (Guardians Emeritus) and those who live overseas or were thanked for their support of the Shrine (Honorary Guardians).
In addition, a small group of Guardians act as directors of The Walsingham College Trust Association Ltd., the registered charity which is responsible for all aspects of the Shrine's day to day work.
For further information on past members of the College of Guardians go the Walsingham Archive pages.
MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE OF GUARDIANS
|The Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner||1993||The Rt Revd Jonathan Baker●||2006|
|Mr John Downing||1993||The Revd Graeme Rowlands†●||2009|
|The Revd John Gribben CR||1993||The Revd Howard Stoker●||2011|
|The Revd Dr Jeremy Sheehy||1997||The Revd Brian Bell||2012|
|Mr Richard Mantle=||1998||Mr Andrew Roberts●||2012|
|The Rt Revd Philip North*●||2000||Ms Amanda McIntyre●||2015|
|Mr John Booth●||2001||The Revd Philip Barnes||2016|
|The Revd Kevin Smith‡||2002|
|Mrs Betty Jarrett||2003|
|Mrs Ruth Ward●||2003|
|Guardians Emerit(us/a)||Honorary Guardians|
|The Rt Revd Lord Hope of Thornes||1978||The Rt Revd Keith Ackerman||1996|
|The Revd Canon Michael Whitehead||1984||The Rt Revd Alan Chesters||1999|
|Major Patrick King||1991||The Rt Revd Graham James||2005|
|The Ven Bernard Holdridge||1997||The Rt Revd Tony Robinson§||2009|
|Mrs Barbara Marlow||1997|
|The Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin OGS||2006||Guardian Emerita|
|Dr Brian Hanson+||1987||Baroness (Margaret) Eaton||2014|
|* Master † Registrar||‡ Priest Administrator|
|● Director WCTA Ltd||§ Visitor|
|+ Company Secretary||= Treasurer|