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Walsingham Shrine plan to boost engagement

The National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham is undertaking a renewed programme of engagement across England and Wales.

Speaking on behalf of the Walsingham Trust, Bishop Peter Collins said: “I am delighted to announce that drawing on his previous experience as CEO of the National Shrine, Zyg Rakowicz has agreed to lead this programme.

“He will focus on the critical work of mission to work with dioceses across England and Wales to communicate the joy of Walsingham and encourage pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady.

“Trustees have appointed an interim CEO, who will provide leadership and drive renewal forward over the coming months as, God willing, we seek to appoint a new Rector later in the year” said Bishop Peter.

“Paul Hewitt comes with huge leadership experience, most recently as CEO of the London Borough of Harrow. Both Bishop Emeritus Alan Hopes and I, on behalf of the Trustees, are delighted to welcome him to Walsingham and to East Anglia.”

Pictured above are Zyg Rakowicz, Shrine Promotion Co-ordinator, left, with interim Walsingham CEO, Paul Hewitt.