Westminster Abbey celebrates Our Lady of Walsingham
Tuesday, 7th May 2019
Westminster Abbey, in collaboration with the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, held a day of celebration in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 4th May 2019.
At the start of the day, the image of Our Lady of Walsingham was processed from St Margaret's Church into the Abbey for a Sung Eucharist at 11.00am. The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, presided at the high altar.
The sermon was preached by the Right Reverend Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, and Master of the Guardians of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The Baroness Easton DBE DL, Guardian of the Holy House, read Isaiah 7: 10-14; Michael Dixon, Lay Pastoral Assistant, St Michael and All Angels with St James, Croydon, read Galatians 4: 4-7; and the Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon Steward and Almoner, read St Luke 1: 26-38.
Visiting Bishops and Guardians of the Holy House were robed and seated in the Sacrarium and many Priests Associate of the Holy House were robed and seated in the Lantern.
Professor Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, Cambridge, gave a lecture in the Abbey at 2.00pm.