St Stephen's Blog

May 17, 2020

A different ‘Thought for the week’ this time.

Our Mass at S. Stephen’s this Sunday was celebrated at the Actors’ Chapel, near our Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The Regina Coeli was sung at the shrine.

The reason for this is that this week 75 years ago, close to VE Day something rather special happened at the Catholic Shrine in Walsingham. Some of the very many American forces personnel based in the area decided that they wanted to give special spiritual...

October 21, 2018

After our long journey neared it's end on a narrow country lane, we wondered if we had journeyed to the middle of nowhere, when suddenly we came upon the entrance to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Entering a courtyard we were at once in the presence of peace and sanctuary. A simple pool with a gentle fountain providing calm. The garden, with meandering pathways bordered by beds of flowers planted in natural drifts. In September the planting scheme was...

October 7, 2017

A sleepy but happy band of 11 pilgrims gathered in church at 7.15  on Monday September18th for a celebration of Mass before embarking on Master Thomas,our coach, for our journey to Walsingham.

As we set off Father Andrew gave each of us a sealed envelope containing a rosary. Driven expertly by Tom, our excellent driver, we paused for lunch  at Spalding. The journey passed very quickly and it didn't seem long before we were swooping down the narrow lanes and...

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