St John Paul II Pilgrimage

3rd to the 6th August 2017 - 50 miles walk to Walsingham

The John Paul II Pilgrimage is a 50 miles walk from Bury St Edmunds to Walsingham happening every summer.

The pilgrimage has been running since 2006.

The pilgrimage starts on Thursday afternoon in Bury St Edmunds with an opening Mass.

We spend the first evening and night in Bury St Edmunds on the floor of the parish hall, and the following nights on the floors of halls and gyms on the way. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats/airbeds are required.

For 3 days, we walk to Walsingham, 20 miles on Friday and Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday.

We walk from Brandon to Swaffham on the first day, from Swaffham to Helhoughton on the 2nd day and from Helhoughton to Walsingham on the 3rd day, using footpaths and small roads.

Our luggage is transported for us and food is provided by Sr Julie: picnic lunches and hot meal in the evening.

We arrive for the pilgrim Mass in Walsingham on Sunday and then picnic, walk the holy mile and finish with evening prayer and benediction in Walsingham parish church.

We have a group of pilgrims of various ages, including families. We have from 30 and 60 people joining us every year.

Everyday there is Mass, morning prayer, evening prayer and compline, and benediction. During the walk we pray the rosary and we have talks.

The cost is £60 per head - £45 per head for families. It includes everything (food and lodging) from Bury St Edmunds to Walsingham.

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