Pilgrimage to Walsingham: 9th–11th June ‘17


Pilgrimage is an essential part of life and living. Christians see life itself in terms of a journey, coming from God and returning to God. This is true of other world religions where pilgrimage is also important.

A pilgrimage is a symbol in action. It represents the journey of the Christian life from earth to heaven. The Church is sometimes described as a pilgrim people – sometimes we’ll go for a day (to St Alban’s Abbey) and in 2015 we went to Walsingham for a weekend which proved hugely popular! Why don’t you give it a go?


Weekend Programme

Friday 9th June 2017

We’ll leave Fulham at an agreed time – 6.00pm or 6.30pm. This means we miss the worst of the traffic but it means that we’ll get to Walsingham late – 10.30pm or 11.00pm.

Saturday 10th June 2017

0800 – 0900    Breakfast is served from in the Refectory

1000                Mass in the Holy House for our Parish

Free time – to enjoy the beauty and peace of Walsingham

1830 – 1915    Supper in the Refectory

2015                Address, Procession of Our Lady of Walsingham and Healing Ministry (Laying-on of Hands, Anointing and Confession)

Sunday 11th June 2017

0800 – 0900    Breakfast is served from in the Refectory

1100                Parish Mass in St Mary’s, Walsingham

1230                Lunch in the Refectory

1430                Sprinkling at the Well

1600                Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Last Visit

2000                Approximate arrival time in London


Most of the accommodation is in the Shrine Grounds just a short walk to the Shrine itself and the Refectory. Bedrooms are many and varied and come in all shapes and sizes depending on where they are and how old the building is! Pilgrims usually chose to share accommodation though there are a limited number of single rooms. There are a limited number of ground floor and disabled rooms, so priority is always given to those in most need. If you’re nervous a torch can be very useful on dark nights.

·         Please note: pilgrims are no longer asked to bring towels and soap. These are provided in all rooms.

·         Pilgrims will need a copy of the Pilgrim Manual which will last for several pilgrimages! These can be purchased in Reception or the Shrine Shop and cost £2.00.

Cost of pilgrimage

We’re going half board (which means bed, breakfast and evening meal)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday. The cost is £108.10 for an adult and £64.86 for a child. Transport costs are difficult to predict because they change depending on numbers going but we think it’ll be approximately £30. We hope to cut this cost!

Want to go? Then St John’s will need a £10 non-refundable deposit by Sunday 5thFebruary 2017 to secure your booking. Please speak to Fr Mark who will take your name and details.



8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Parish Mass (CW) with choir, Crèche and Sunday School
6.00pm Mass in the Weekday Chapel
6.30pm Parish Surgery for enquiries about banns of marriage, baptisms, house blessings, etc.
9.00am Holy Hour and Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass in the Weekday Chapel
11.00am Lunch Club activities
12.30pm Lunch Club dinner is served!
9.00am Holy Hour and Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass with Anointing of the Sick in the Weekday Chapel
11.00am Mass in Farm Lane Residential Centre monthly; see calendar for details
11.30am Latin Line Dance with Open Age H&F
2.30pm Mass in St John's CE School
The church is open from 8am till late for prayer in the Weekday Chapel - come in and light a candle.
10.00am Stations of the Cross Weekday Chapel
The church is open from 8am till late for prayer in the Weekday Chapel - come in and light a candle.


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