New date for Durham

29th July 2020 – it is announced today that the Walsingham Festival due to take place in Durham Cathedral on 24th October 2020 has been postponed. The Festival will now take place on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

The Shrine is grateful to the Dean & Chapter for agreeing to host the Festival next year and we look forward to a wonderful celebration of faith in Durham, a beautiful and ancient place of pilgrimage.


The Pilgrimage Programme


Friday 22nd October 2021

The Image of Our Lady of Walsingham will travel from the Holy House to S. Mary’s, Horden in County Durham.

7.00 pm Solemn Vespers of Our Lady & Benediction

followed by Supper.

10.30 pm Compline & Vigil


Saturday 23rd October 2021

11.00 am Arrival of the Image & Pilgrimage Mass in Durham Cathedral

Preacher: The Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester & Guardian of the Holy House

2.00 pm Sprinkling, Procession & Benediction


Further details will be available in the New Year.