Walsingham Appeal 2006
(This archived page
records and links to details of the 2006 Walsingham Appeal and to the
concert held at St Faith's to raise money for the Appeal)
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Lord Bishop of Norwich
The Lord Hope of Thornes
The Baroness Wilcox of Plymouth
Voted the nation's favourite spiritual
place in a BBC poll in 2003,
each year more and more people from a whole range of backgrounds seek
and find God in this unique place. Increasingly the Shrine welcomes not
only regular pilgrims, but also thousands of tourists and school
groups. This is why the Guardians of the Shrine decided in 2005
to move ahead with the second stage of the development plan that began
with the new Pilgrim Refectory, which was completed in 2001.
The project will provide for a fixed display where tourists,
and school groups can learn about Walsingham and prepare themselves for
their visit to the Shrine Church. It will also beautify the entrances
to the Shrine. As well as creating a new approach through the
colonnade, the Appeal will enable the rebuilding of the piazza in
front of the Shrine Church to nake it accessible to people with
St Faith's has been associated with the Shrine for some years, and Fr
Neil Kelley has led several groups there on pilgrimage.
LINK to access pages describing our links with Walsingham and
and pictures of some of these visits, as well as a link to the
Shrine's own website.
As our contribution to the Appeal, a Gala Concert will be held at St
Faith's on Saturday,
20th May. The concert will feature several
distinguished soloists as well as local groups and choirs from several
North Western Anglican Dioceses, and the Guest of Honour will be Dr
John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
Follow THIS LINK
for details of this
prestigious event and to find how to buy tickets.
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