The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
Education Department
The College
Knight street
Walsingham
Norfolk
NR22 6EF
England

Website

www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

accom@olw-shrine.org.uk

Education Department

ed@olw-shrine.org.uk

Telephone

Education Department

01328 824205

Fax

Education Department

01328 824209

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A picture of a path through gardens leading to a stone building
baby changing facilities icon Food icon Guided tours icon Shop icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

The Shrine Church is situated in beautiful grounds close to the centre of the medieval village of Little Walsingham.

Built in the twentieth century, the Shrine Church is where the Holy House is located - a replica of the home in Nazareth of Joseph, Mary and Jesus (the Holy Family) - and where the Guardians of the Shrine have their stalls. This modern church reminds us of unbroken pilgrimage to the site for about a thousand years.

Within the Holy House is the image of Our Lady of Walsingham, carved in 1922 and copied from the seal of the medieval Priory which was suppressed in 1538.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Shrine and church - open daily throughout the year from 7.30a.m.-8.00p.m.
Education Dept - open throughout the year but pre-booking is required for school and community groups
Hospitality Dept - accommodation is available for up to 250 guests from February-second week in December.
Welcome Centre on site - open daily 9.00a.m. - 6.00p.m.
Shrine Shop - open daily 9.00 a.m.-5.00p.m.

Closed: Accommodation is unavailable between second week in December - first week in February due to Winter maintenance.

Admission charges

Free Entry to Welcome centre/shrine/gardens
Tariff for school visit programmes depending on class sizes - please see education dept pages on the website (online resources section) to down load price lists.

Additional info

Educational Visit programmes are available for all key stages - History, R.E., Science and much more! Please see website/education dept pages for full details.

Special pilgrimage weekends are held annually for Young people/Children and families - worship, art and craft workshops, discos, social activities. Further information
available from the Education Department (see website).

Full Pilgrimage programme every weekend (February-December) for groups/individuals to join in with.

Barn Chapel in grounds available for small groups/private prayer/Holy Communion.

Sprinkling Service at the famous Holy Well in the shrine takes place daily at 2.30p.m. from Easter onwards. Pilgrims receive water in this ceremony and pray for healing/refreshment in their lives.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Assemblies Tried and Tested

A book of engaging and simple to deliver assemblies for Key stages 1 and 2.

Creator

  • Janet Marshall

Publisher

  • Shrine OLW

How to obtain

Available from the Education Dept, Shrine OLW

Footsteps of Faith

A 20 minute film on DVD that brings to life the history of Pilgrimage to Walsingham - suitable for Key stage 2 upwards, also enjoyed by adults. An engaging film with student's video diary account of a visit to the shrine.
There is also a CD rom 'More Footsteps into Pilgrimage' available to supplement this film - contain lots of activities about pilgrimage and the Shrine.

Creator

  • Written by Janet Marshall- Education Officer, Shrine OLW. Featuring local school/college students. Made by BNT productions.

Publisher

  • Shrine OLW/BNT

Footsteps of Faith

A 20 minute film on DVD that brings to life the history of Pilgrimage to Walsingham - suitable for Key stage 2 upwards, also enjoyed by adults. An engaging film with student's video diary account of a visit to the shrine.
There is also a CD rom 'More Footsteps into Pilgrimage' available to supplement this film - contain lots of activities about pilgrimage and the Shrine.

Creator

  • Written by Janet Marshall- Education Officer, Shrine OLW. Featuring local school/college students. Made by BNT productions.

Publisher

  • Shrine OLW/BNT

Pilgrimage Days/Tudor Experience Days/Victorian Days/Science Days/Faith thro' Arts Days/Easter and Christmas Activity Days

Activity programmes on offer for key stages 1-4 and adaptable for Special needs schools. Thes are available as day visits or may be incorporated into residential visits.
All materials/teaching are supplied.
Please see the complete list/tariff on the Education Dept pages/website. Please contact the Education Dept to request a full colour brochure.

Creator

  • Created by Janet Marshall and the Education Dept team/local teachers.

Publisher

  • Shrine OLW

How to obtain

Book through the Education Dept

Pilgrim/Tudor/Victorian Character Card role play packs

Packs of illustrated role play scripts for Key stage 2 children.
There are lower and upper KS 2 packs featuring medieval pilgrim characters.
There is a Tudor character pack and a Victorian character pack. These may be purchased separately or as a set.
Ideal for enabling chidlren to understand what life was like for these characters through role play.

Creator

  • Janet Marshall

Publisher

  • Shrine OLW/Education Dept

How to obtain

Available from the Education Dept Shrine OLW.

Pod and Ezzie on Pilgrimage / Pod and Ezzie walk the Holy Mile

Two books that tell the story of pilgrimage to Walsingham for young children through the eyes of two characters, Pod the Pilgrim and his friend Ezzie the donkey!
Pod and Ezzie bookmarks/Pilgrim certificates are also available for children when they have visited the shrine - available from the Education Dept.

Creator

  • Written by Janet Marshall and illustrated by Rebecca Johnson

Publisher

  • Kevin Mayhew and Shrine OLW

How to obtain

On sale in the Shrine shop or from the Education Dept and in many Christian bookshops.

Special People, Special places - Making connections between Pilgrimage and every day life

A resource book for teachers of key stage 1 and 2. Linked to Nat. Curriculum 2000/QCA units for R.E. and Agreed County syllabi units on pilgrimage.
This resource enables teachers to bring alive the complete topic of pilgrimage to Holy Places. It features the pilgrimage of life/ten sites of pilgrimage in Britain including Walsingham, Pilgrimage in the Bible.

Creator

  • Janet Marshall

Publisher

  • BRF / Barnabas Books

How to obtain

Available from the Education Dept, Shrine OLW, BRF Barnabas books online/online book sellers.

The Big W

http://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/education/visit_programmes.htm

A day visit suitable for individual class groups or larger scale year group visits. Visit three/four places of worship in the village (Russian Orthodox, Methodist, the Anglican Shrine, plus the option of the parish church). Focus on layout, furnishings, worship, vessels, icons, music and prayer. Compare and contrast - with activity sheets. Discover more about Christian pilgrimage to this famous holy site.

How to obtain

Visit the online resources section of the site here www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/education/on-line_resources.htm to download the visits tariff, risk assessment and teachers' notes. Contact the Education Department by calling 01328 824205, faxing 01328 824209
or emailing ed@olw-shrine.org.uk

advertisement