Search

Archbishop warmly welcomed back to Norfolk place of pilgrimage

PUBLISHED: 10:21 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 14 November 2018

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

© Graham J Howard

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, was given a warm welcome on his return to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Church of England’s most senior bishop paid a visit to Walsingham as part of a three-day tour of Norfolk last week, accompanied by the bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James.

After visiting the Holy House and shrine church and a coffee session in the Pilgrim Hall, there was a ‘Liturgy at the Cross’ service in the Shrine Garden, where pupils from Walsingham and Hindringham primary schools said the hymn ‘There is a green hill far way’.

The Most Rev Welby last visited Walsingham as part of a youth pilgrimage in 2013, shortly after he was installed as Archbishop.

Walsingham volunteer and honorary shrine photographer said: “It was a superb visit.

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

“The Archbishop met local people at the service in the grounds, and the school children sang beautifully.”

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture:  GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: GRAHAM HOWARD

The Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: SUPPLIED BY GRAHAM HOWARDThe Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on his visit to Norfolk. Picture: SUPPLIED BY GRAHAM HOWARD

Other news

Yesterday, 14:20

The audience filters in as curtain up draws closer and King’s Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange is filled to the rafters with excitable adults and children alike.

Yesterday, 15:44

One of Dereham’s busiest roads has been closed again, this time for gas repair works.

Yesterday, 12:05

Funding for legal aid providers in the region has been cut by almost half in six years amid warnings the support network for vulnerable people has been “decimated”.

Yesterday, 09:26

A free Christmas lunch will round off a year of community schemes in Swaffham.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:44

One of Dereham’s busiest roads has been closed again, this time for gas repair works.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:23

Christmas shoppers in one Norfolk town have a slick new place to leave their vehicles after an £80,000 car park refurbishment.

Read more
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The mastermind behind Britain’s biggest ever mortgage fraud - which included a bogus deal to buy a former air base in Norfolk - was today jailed for 13 years.

Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018

The coastal town of Wells is a huge attraction for tourists and as the number of visitors continues to grow the town council is trying to mitigate the strain on infrastructure.

Read more
Allen Frary
Monday, December 3, 2018

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy