Last Updated: 24/3/2020 @ 9:00
Please return to this webpage for further updates.

Thank you to all our pilgrims and visitors for their understanding, patience and support at this time. The Shrine is closely monitoring the guidance being issued at national and local level with respect to coronavirus and you are encouraged to refer back to this website on a regular basis for updates.

Prime Minister made a television statement on 23rd March 2020 in which he has announced strict new restrictions on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus.  In the light of this, we regret that the Shrine site and buildings are closed until further notice.

Walsingham 24/7 Livestream

In response to the current situation, in addition to our regular noon Mass transmission we have launched a 24/7 livestream schedule which includes:

  • Morning Prayer
  • Morning Mass
  • A Talk
  • Morning Rosary
  • Midday Angelus and Mass
  • Adoration
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and Rosary
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Spiritual Reading
  • Vespers
  • Evening Angelus and Mass (often in Latin, novus ordo)
  • Evening Rosary
  • Compline and Meditation
  • All night Exposition

For the latest schedule visit www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream.

Prayer Intentions & Lighting A Candle
Each day those who are suffering from the coronavirus, those who have died, their loved ones and those who care for them are being remembered in prayers at the Shrine.

If you would like for us to pray for a special intention or wish to have a candle lit for you please visit our website www.walsingham.org.uk or call 01328 820 495.  Your intention will be placed before the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Slipper Chapel.

Organised Pilgrimages
We regret at that owing to the current coronavirus situation we are cancelling all organised pilgrimages to Walsingham between now and the 31st July 2020. These measures have been introduced to reduce the risk of transmittal of the virus between pilgrims and to staff and the local community. We are in the process of contacting organisers to update them of this situation and may need to extend the cancellations further into the year. Further details will be published on this website.

Accommodation
Accommodation at Elmham House and Dowry House will be closed until 31st July 2020. These measures have been introduced to reduce the risk of transmittal of the virus between pilgrims and to staff and the local community. Depending on how the pandemic develops, we may need to extend the closure. Further details will be published on this website. We will be in touch with those who have bookings in this period to advise them of situation and next steps.

Slipper Chapel Shop
This will be closed.  Online orders for statues, rosaries and other pilgrim gifts for future disptach can be made through the Slipper Chapel Shop at shop.walsingham.org.uk.

33 Day Consecration

The Consecration Prayers will follow the Homily during the midday Mass on Wednesday 25th March 2020.  To watch the livestream go to www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream.

Rededication Prayers

The Rededication Prayers will follow the Homily during the midday Mass on Sunday 29th March 2020.  To watch the livestream go to www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream.

 

Further information can be found at:
www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/