“England’s Nazareth”: according to the Pynson Ballad, Richeldis de Faverches prayed to perform works in honour of Our Lady, and, in answering her prayer, the Blessed Virgin showed her the place where the Annunciation occurred in Nazareth, and requested that she build a replica in Walsingham in memorial. By around 1150 the Augustinians had built a Priory with papal approval and Walsingham became one of the greatest shrines in Christendom.
Every day the focal point is the Pilgrim Mass at 12:00. There is also a regular programme of events and services. True devotion to Mary will lead us to Christ. Every day at
Pilgrimages to Walsingham are arranged by many groups within the parish. Everyone is most welcome on most of these. Details of upcoming pilgrimages can be found on our Events page.