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Bishop’s invitation to annual pilgrimage to Walsingham

Bishop Alan has extended an invitation to laity and clergy across East Anglia to attend the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 6.

The Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday May 6, marks the first weekend of Pilgrimages from the Diocese of England and Wales. The Pilgrimage is led by the Parish of King’s Lynn, who made the first procession to Walsingham in modern times.

Bishop Alan warmly invites the clergy, religious and all God’s people to join in this Pilgrimage in which we will consecrate our Diocese once more to her loving care.

Parish Coaches are welcome as are families and individuals making their own way! The young people who will have been celebrating the Ignite Weekend will also be joining us in Walsingham. All Diocesan altar servers are also invited to vest for the Mass and procession.

1100 Confessions (The Basilica and at the Pilgrim Crosses in the grounds)
1200 Pilgrimage Mass of Our Lady celebrated by Bishop Alan and the priests of the Diocese followed by Lunch in the Grounds (packed lunch or food available from the café)
1500 Rosary Procession of Our Lady from the Basilica to the Village finishing with Benediction in the ancient Priory Grounds and the Consecration of the Diocese on the original site of the Holy House.

Pictured top and below are previous Diocesan Pilgrimages to Walsingham.