Walsingham Pilgrimage 2022
Each summer a group of pilgrims sets off from North Acton, led by our Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham, to journey prayerfully to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in rural north Norfolk. There we join with the resident community and hundreds of fellow-pilgrims from around the country, for a very special week of good liturgy, good food, and good company, in the charming and idyllic surroundings of the Shrine, with its beautiful buildings, luxurious facilities, and immaculate gardens. It is always a wonderful week, a real highlight of the year - and 2022 was no exception!
Tuesday mass in St Anne's Chapel.
A stroll to Warham railway station to see the resident chickens.
Pilgrims walking the Holy Mile.
Some pilgrims prefer to be carried.
Wednesday's mass in St Thomas Becket's Chapel.
The grounds are stunning.
Thursday's mass in St John the Evangelist's Chapel.
The High Altar of the Shrine Church.
There is always a trip on the local narrow-gauge light railway.
Friday's mass in the Holy House, under the image of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Food is good, plentiful, and with many options daily.
Some pilgrims choose to walk the Holy Mile barefoot.
Stations of the Cross is one of the many devotions during the week.
The accommodation is beautiful.
The countryside is spectacular.
The solemn stillness and beauty of the Shrine buildings.
Everyone loves a train ride.
Some St Gabriel's pilgrims.
Contemplation in the quiet gardens.
The group liturgies are spectacular, especially Benediction.