2. Our Friends

from Fr Harri Williams SSC - Priest in Charge

Since the day over ninety years ago when my predecessor Fr Hope Patten installed the image of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Guilds Chapel in S.Mary’s, Walsingham Parish Church has been a vital integral part of the Pilgrimage. It is rare indeed for pilgrims to visit the Shrine and the Holy House without also visiting S.Mary’s for the Parish Mass, or to light a candle or two, or simply to drink in the unique atmosphere of this holy place. Which is why our PCC has decided that a means should be found whereby those pilgrims and other visitors who love S.Mary’s should be enabled to keep in touch with the life of the parish and to make a modest annual contribution towards its upkeep. And so, to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2014 of the re-consecration of the Church following the disastrous fire of 1961, we are launching the newly-formed Friends of S.Mary, Walsingham.

I hope that you will take this opportunity of becoming a Friend of S.Mary, Walsingham and that you will complete and return the Application Form etc to the Secretary of the Friends.





The aim of the Friends is to unite all who value the Parish Church of S.Mary & All Saints, Little Walsingham, its ministry to Pilgrims and Villagers, its Catholic witness within the Church of England and beyond and who wish to help maintain and expand this vital work. 


Membership of the Friends is intended to be for those who do not live in the Parish or cannot regularly take part in its worship.


Members will be linked to the life of the Church & Parish by:

  • An Annual Newsletter and Calendar of Parish Events.
  • Notification of special projects and the promotion of publications etc.
  • The names of all Friends will be placed on the Altar for the Annual Friends’ Festival which will take place on the Sunday before The Assumption, being our Dedication Festival.
  • Individual departed Friends will be remembered at Requiem Masses in November.



Annual Membership £25 minimum

Life Membership £250


Click here to download

The Friends of Saint Mary Leaflet and Application Form


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