Tuesday, May 27, 2008

National Pilgrimage to Walsingham

The National Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham took place on Monday 26th May 2008 with a great fear of bad weather again following the disastrous downpours of 2007. However, the weather held out and the day was a great success. Nine students from St Stephen's House helped to steward the event and Fr James Hill (SSH 2005-07) and Fr Charles Miller (SSH 2004-07) deaconed at the Mass and then at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (given by Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, the chair of House Council) in the Abbey grounds. It was good to see so many former students of the House, not least the Priest Administrator, Fr Philip North CMP (SSH 1989-92), and the Shrine Priest, Fr Philip Barnes SSC (SSH 1998-2000), both of whom are leaving the Shrine this year to take up posts at parishes in the Diocese of London. We wish the all the best for the future.