Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Meir Heath and Normacot

Virtual National Pilgrimage at Walsingham - Monday 25th May 2020

23 May 2020, 1 a.m.

On Monday 25th May 2020 the Shrine would normally hold the National Pilgrimage, a truly fantastic annual event honouring Our Lady. However, this year, owing to the Pandemic, this event has had to be cancelled. Instead, we are all invited to join in the Virtual National Pilgrimage, live streamed from the Shrine.

This begins at 11.45am and provides us with an opportunity to join with the Faithful all over the world at a time when we are in great need of Our Lady’s intercession. The day unfolds as follows:

Timetable of events

· 11.45am - Live stream starts

· 11.55am - Fr Kevin Smith, Priest Administrator, greets pilgrims from the Holy House (live)

· 12 noon - Sung Mass starts in the Nave (live). The theme for the season is Mary, Queen of All Creation.

· 12.50pm - Homily by The Revd Tim Pike, CMP

· 6pm - Shrine Prayers live from the Holy House (live)

I would encourage as many as possible to join in this event, especially as the Parish has been unable to hold our own Pilgrimage as we usually do.

The address for the Shrine is

In prayer

Fr David