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"A Day With Mary" Pilgrimage 2016



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A large number of pilgrims enjoyed a very busy and prayerful programme of devotions. Mgr Armitage welcomed the pilgrims and the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was crowned. There was an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament, enrolment in the brown scapular, and the miraculous medal, and Fr Jude Iferoah celebrated Mass. The day also included a procession when the Luminous and Glorious Read more

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity



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Watch the Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"Holy Trinity is the complete Truth". Watch the homily preached by Mgr John Armitage.

Pilgrimage for Deaf 2016



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Pilgrims gathered in the gardens of Elmham House at midday for prayers and the rosary and then processed along the Pilgrims’ Way to the Shrine. On arrival there was a Service of Reconciliation and after time for going through the Holy Door and visiting the Slipper Chapel pilgrims enjoyed lunch. Later in the afternoon Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrated Mass. He is one of the Read more

Knanaya Chaplaincy Pilgrimage 2016



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The United Kingdom Knanaya Chaplaincy came on their first pilgrimage last year and there were increased numbers this year. The Pilgrims’ Way was very colourful as pilgrims processed with their wonderfully decorated umbrellas to the Shrine. Mass was then celebrated in the Syro Malabar Rite in Malayalam.

Watch the Holy Mass in the Syro-Malabar rite celebrated by Fr Sajimon Kuriakose.

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Solemnity of Pentecost



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Watch the Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Armitage.

"Wisdom can be found only in the Spirit". Watch the homily preached by Mgr John Armitage.

Archdiocese of Birmingham Pilgrimage 2016



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The Archdiocese had a new programme this year starting in the gardens of the Anglican Shrine. Pilgrims were welcomed by Fr Philip Barnes, the administrator and then they processed through the village and down the Holy Mile to the Shrine. Bishop Robert Byrne Cong. Orat. celebrated the Holy Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

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The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord & Dominican Pilgrimage 2016



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The Dominican Order celebrated the eight hundredth anniversary of the founding of their order on the Feast of the Ascension at Walsingham led by the Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Revd Malcolm McMahon OP. Coaches came from London, Oxford and Cambridge and it was very good to see so many Dominican brothers and sisters at the National Shrine. After Mass in the Chapel of Read more

Diocese of Salford Pilgrimage 2016



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Bishop John Arnold led his diocese’s pilgrimage to Walsingham. The pilgrimage started outside the Church of the Annunciation in the village as the bishop crowned the beautifully decorated statue and then led the procession along the Pilgrims’ Way to the Shrine. After time for lunch there was a Service of Reconciliation followed by individual confessions and then Holy Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Read more

Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage 2016



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Hard on the heels of the Tamil pilgrimage the Shrine welcomed the priests and parishes of its own diocese of East Anglia. The day began with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of the Annunciation in the village. Bishop Alan Hopes crowned the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham and then led the procession down the Holy Mile to the Shrine. On Read more

Tamil One Pilgrimage 2016



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The 2016 Pilgrimage Season started on the 1st of May with the first of the two pilgrimages of the Tamil community in England. During the day almost eight thousand pilgrims visited the Shrine, presented their petitions in the Slipper Chapel and took part in the procession, Benediction and Mass. It was a wonderful witness of faith as pilgrims queued waiting patiently and with good Read more