The Shrine’s 26 bed retreat centre, Dowry House, is a historic medieval building in the heart of Walsingham. With its own chapel, cloistered garden, conference room, two libraries and exceptional collection of Marian books it welcomes pilgrims looking for a time of retreat, formation, silence and prayer. The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham provides hospitality, spiritual accompaniment, sung divine office and teaching on the spirituality of Walsingham. Eucharistic adoration is offered in the main chapel.
Residential visitors are welcome to come on their own or as part of a group. Day groups are also welcome. The retreat continues the legacy left by Sue Ryder and is directly opposite the main gate of the Abbey Grounds, where the Holy House of Walsingham originally stood.
We are delighted to offer an ever growing range of retreats. Ignatian Individually Guided Retreats, open to anyone, are also available: Lenten Individually Guided Retreat (18th-22nd March 2019) and Advent Individually Guided Retreat (9th-13th December 2019).