Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage since 1061 when Lady Richeldis received a vision from the Virgin Mary to build a replica of the Holy House of Nazareth. Destroyed at the Reformation, and restored in 1931, the Anglican Shrine Church contains the Holy House and an image of Mary and her Son. The Shrine is open daily and a full pilgrimage programme is offered from Easter to October for groups and individuals (modified programme at other times). Special events throughout the year include the National Pilgrimage; Youth Pilgrimage; young adult, children, families, healing and renewal pilgrimages; Advent and Priest' retreats. Details of these and the pilgrimage programme are on the website. The Shrine welcome individuals seeking quite time away and independently-contained accommodation if required. The refectory caters for up to 200 and the fully-licensed cafe bar is open daily, serving light lunches, home made cakes etc. '....one of the most important spiritual centres in northern Europe' (Archbishop of Canterbury 2013).
Accommodation on Offer
78 single, 45 twin, 5 double, 12 triple. 1 conference room with audiovisual equipment and flipchart, 1 large meeting room and several small meeting rooms available
Retreat Centre Facilities
Types of Retreat Offered
11-14 March 2024 A Lenten Retreat. The Retreat is silent, an opportunity for reflection and prayer. Includes daily addresses.
15-17 November Bible Weekend. Conducted retreat to include addresses and worship in the Shrine Church
22-24 November 2024 Adoremus. A weekend of teaching, pilgrimage and fellowship for 18-35 yr olds
6-8 December 2024 Advent Retreat. Conducted silent retreat
Retreat Centre Location
The Milner Wing, Common Place, Walsingham NR22 6BP