Last Updated: 30/4/2021
Thank you to all our pilgrims and visitors for their understanding, patience and support at this time. We are closely monitoring the guidance being issued at national and local level with respect to coronavirus and you are encouraged to refer to this website on a regular basis for updates.
As current restrictions limit the numbers of people who can visit the Shrine, we invite you to follow our programme online and to donate through www.walsingham.org.uk/support-shrine. We ask especially that you consider making a regular gift to assist the Shrine in this challenging time. If you prefer to send a cheque, please follow the same link and select “cheque” as a payment option. Thank you.
We regret at that owing to the current coronavirus situation organised pilgrimages to Walsingham are currently suspended.
We are delighted to confirm that we are now taking bookings for stays from 17 May 2021. By staying with us at Elmham House, Dowry House, or the Shepherd’s Huts, you are directly supporting the Shrine.
Zoom retreats continue online. ‘In-person’ retreats will be resuming after 17 May.
The chapels are open for prayer between the hours of 10.30am and 4pm, Monday to Sunday*. Stewards will be on-hand to welcome you, direct you and (Holy Ghost Chapel only) to light candles for you. Please ensure that hands are sanitised using the sanitisation stations provided, that facemasks are worn inside buildings, and that social distancing is maintained. Please follow the instructions of stewards on site. (*Timings are subject to change at short notice).
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed as a focus of prayer as the pandemic continues.
9.30am Mass in the Slipper Chapel is accessible online only and can be followed at www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream.
Midday Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation is accessible to local visitors, although numbers will be limited. Please ensure that hands are sanitised using the sanitisation stations provided, that facemasks are worn inside buildings, and that social distancing is maintained. Please follow the instructions of stewards on site.
With the current regulations restricting travel, we can pray for a special intention and light a candle for you. You can request this through our webpage www.walsingham.org.uk/light-a-candle or call 01328 820 495. Your intention will be placed before the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Slipper Chapel.
The shop has now reopened to visitors. Online orders for statues, rosaries and other pilgrim gifts can be made at shop.walsingham.org.uk. If you would prefer to place an order over the phone, please call or leave a message on 01328 821 794 and the Shop Team will return your call within 2 working days. By ordering through our shop you are directly supporting the Shrine. Thank you.
The tearoom will reopen later in May. Please refer to the website for updates.
The Shrine car park will be open for local pilgrims and visitors between 9.30am and 4pm. It will be locked outside of these times. The carpark has a capacity of 50 cars, so you may be asked to park in Walsingham village if the carpark is full. Thank you for your understanding.
There are hand sanitisation stations located at convenient places across the Shrine sites. We encourage you to use them before entering and leaving the site and any public interior spaces on the sites.
In order to protect all praying and working at the Shrine, face coverings should always be worn in all public interior spaces. They should also be worn outside where social distancing cannot be achieved. Please bring your own face coverings.
Visitors are required to adhere to the government’s social distancing guidelines at all times.
In the Chapel of Reconciliation, each suitable seat has been marked with a green “tick”. Stewards will assure the seating capacity (50 places) is not exceeded. Further seating is available in the outside domain. Space is limited in the Slipper Chapel building so only a handful of people will be permitted inside at any one time.
The Shrine sites have a frequent and comprehensive cleaning schedule, which includes anti-bacterial ‘fogging’ of areas used regularly by pilgrims.
The Shrine’s 24/7 livestream continues and includes:
For the latest schedule visit www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream.