The Walsingham Gala Evening

Saturday, May 20th saw a very special event at St Faith's: the staging of a Gala Concert in aid of the Walsingham Appeal.

Follow THIS LINK to read an article by Fr Neil Kelley giving the background to the Shrine and also an account of the event.

Scroll down this page for pictures by DENIS GRIFFITHS which capture the flavour of the evening.

Before the event, patrons and performers gathered in the Library of nearby Merchant Taylors' School for pre-concert drinks and canapes, following which they adjourned to the church for an evening of  solo and ensemble music. The guest of honour was none other than the Archbishop of York.

These pictures take us up to the interval. Follow the link at the end for a further selection, including a photo of the handing over at Walsingham of a cheque for £2,000, the proceeds of the concert..






Go to the second page of pictures

Read Fr Neil's article about the Shrine and the concert

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