Arrange a Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to Walsingham is a unique experience and one where we can set aside some time away from home to allow us to draw nearer to God and to receive his many blessings. All are welcome to England’s Nazareth and for those who will be making their first pilgrimage to  Walsingham, they can be assured of a very warm reception.

Planning a Programme

The first matter to consider is when to come on pilgrimage. The full season runs from Easter until the end of October and a slightly modified pilgrimage programme is offered from February until Easter and throughout November.

Pilgrimage groups choose from either a midweek pilgrimage or a weekend pilgrimage. The full programme is offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, but you're welcome to stay longer, which adds more time to experience the peace and tranquillity. Weekend groups usually arrive on the Friday evening but it is possible to arrive on the Saturday and still take a full part in the weekend programme.

Click on the image below for our Organisers Guide and our Leaders Guide to Pilgrimage which contains useful information to assist in your planning.

 

                                        

 

Shrine Services for all Pilgrims

Monday to Friday

7.30am Mass
2.30pm Sprinkling
5.00pm Mass (Fridays only)
5.30pm Evening Prayer
6.00pm Shrine Prayers

Tuesday

8.15pm  Sprinkling, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Healing Ministries (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)

Wednesday

11.00am  Pilgrimage Mass (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)
8.15pm    Procession of Our Lady and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)

Saturday

7.30am Mass
2.30pm Sprinkling
5.00pm Shrine Prayers
6.00pm Pilgrimage Mass (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)
8.15pm Homily, Procession of Our Lady & Benediction and Healing Ministries (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)

Sunday

7.30am Said Mass
11.00 am Parish Mass (at S. Mary's Church)
2.30 pm Sprinkling, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction and Last Visit (when pilgrimage groups are in residence)
5.30pm Evening Prayer
6.00pm Shrine Prayers

For the full list of services which take place daily in the Shrine Church and to which all pilgrims are welcome, please see the Services page. Many pilgrims will wish to attend the daily Evening Prayer and Shrine Prayers.