The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk is an Anglican place of pilgrimage found on the site of an appearance of Our Lady to a local woman in 1061. Ever since then, pilgrims have made their way to Walsingham to find healing, renewal, and answer to prayer.
The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham at St Andrew’s is a group of parishioners who meet about once a month to pray for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk and to support the parish and its mission and ministry with their prayers.
Our cell’s members also organise pilgrimages each year to Walsingham: to the National Pilgrimage in May; and to a parish weekend pilgrimage in October.
Please speak to Gill Aird if you want to find out more.
St Andrew’s is a Parish with a particular Devotion to Our Lady
The beautiful shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham in the nave of St Andrew’s Church points to the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary for all Christians. Mary presents to us her baby son, whom we know to be the Saviour of the world.
Mary offers us an example of Christian living, and assists us by her prayers. We can ask her to pray for us, just like we can ask any Christian friend to pray for us. We know Mary is now in heaven in her son’s presence, and that she can make petition for us with her son.
Amongst all the followers of Jesus, only she was privileged to carry the redeemer of the world in her womb. She had clearly been part of God’s plan for redemption before she was ever born. At the end of her life, she was taken into the glory of heaven. She experiences there the fullness of God’s kingdom, which is what all Christians hope for.
Many services and devotions are available through the year to help us pray with Our Lady. The Saturday Mass is usually a votive Mass of Our Lady when the calendar permits it. In addition to this, we pray the Rosary at St Andrew’s regularly on Wednesday.