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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

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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

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