Archbishop warmly welcomed back to Norfolk place of pilgrimage
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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 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 met local people at the service in the grounds, and the school children sang beautifully.”