'Going on pilgrimage as a parish group gives the opportunity to spend time together, meeting members of our congregation we don't know, talking, laughing, and getting to know each other better... Going on pilgrimage to Walsingham is rewarding on so many levels and I would urge anyone to go and immerse themselves in this wonderful experience.'
These are just two comments from members of our Church Family who've taken part in recent pilgrimages from Attleborough to Walsingham. For over nine hundred years Christians have gone in pilgrimage to Little Walsingham, nestled in the valley of the Stiffkey. They have gone in thanksgiving and in need. They have gone to seek refreshment from the deep wells of God’s love. They have gone to join their prayers with the powerful prayer of Mary, Mother of the Lord, for themselves and for the whole world. The original Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Walsingham was destroyed at the Reformation and revived in the 1920s. Groups from St Mary's have been going since at least the 1940s.
We'll be making a weekend pilgrimage next year, from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 June. The cost will be around £145 (£90 for children, free for under-5s), inclusive of all meals, accommodation and travel.
All are welcome. If you'd like to make the pilgrimage, please let us know and let the Church Office have a (non-refundable) deposit of £10. Click here to download a leaflet with more information.