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Walsingham puts on a Camino for the Annunciation

The National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham is celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation this year with a two-day Camino and a talk by Andy Bull.

Andy is the author of the London to Walsingham Camino guidebook and an experienced pilgrim guide. His talk will take place alongside solemn Mass, Adoration and Vespers, and an ecumenical service at the ancient site of the Holy House.

This will be a two-day event, spanning 24-25 March, and will celebrate the re-establishment of one of the pre-Reformation walking routes from London to Walsingham, highlighted by the publication of a guidebook to the path: London to Walsingham Camino: The Pilgrimage Guide.

Pilgrims are invited to walk the last two stages of the route from Castle Acre to Walsingham, arriving at the Shrine to celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. The walks will be led by Andy Bull.

Friday will feature a walk of 15 miles from Castle Acre to Fakenham, and Saturday a short walk of six miles from Fakenham to Walsingham, arriving at the Catholic Shrine for Mass of the Solemnity of the Annunciation, followed by an afternoon and evening of events including the ecumenical service, a talk by Andy and a book launch.

Andy will speak about the two-year project which identified the pre-Reformation route from London to Walsingham (once one of the most important routes in the country) and how a small team of pilgrim volunteers helped him adapt that route, to ensure it was a truly uplifting modern-day walking experience.

If you would like to participate, please contact Antonia Moffat from the National Catholic Shrine on antonia@walsingham.org.uk

You can book accommodation and meals at the Pilgrim Bureau of the Catholic Shrine on reservations@walsingham.org.uk or www.walsingham.org.uk/accommodation/