The Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage

Youth Pilgrimage 2020

Calling Young Pilgrims!

Join us for this year’s 2020 Youth Pilgrimage@Home

from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August

Youth Pilgrimage @home 2020 advert from Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Vimeo.

With the lock-down restrictions still in place, we are launching a special virtual pilgrimage so that we can come together in worship and celebrate this fantastic event from our homes!

The inspiration behind this year’s Youth Pilgrimage@Home is the Shrine’s pilgrimage theme for the year: Mary, Queen of Creation. We will also be exploring how we can ‘stay connected’.

Each day there will be videos available and a resource booklet of things to do at home, linked to the videos.

We will be streaming live from the Shrine and all our young people (and leaders!) will be encouraged to interact during the week and send us photos of the various challenges and activities that they take part in on our

The programme is constantly being developed so keep an eye out for any changes via the Youth Pilgrimage Facebook page or via messages from Fr Gary. There will be music from the fabulous CJM and bible studies, a virtual Holy Mile Procession, Devotion, Benediction and much more!

Special T-Shirts with the Mary Queen of Creation logo will also be available from the Shrine Shop! Details on how to order will be provided soon – it will be cheaper for us to put in a bulk order for all of us which Fr Gary will do for everyone who would like one.

The videos will be released daily and will be available to watch again.

You can take part via our website:

Youtube Channel:

Vimeo Channel:

Visit our dedicated Youth Pilgrimage Facebook Page: @olwyp

2020 Youth Pilgrimage @ Home Programme* (details to be finalised)

Monday 3rd August

7.00pm Welcome and First Visit with Fr Kevin Smith, Bishop Philip North and CJM

Tuesday 4th August

11.00am Bible Study with Fr Philip Barnes and Fr Paul Robinson

7.00pm Virtual Holy Mile Procession with Rosary

Wednesday 5th August

11.00am Bible Study with Caroline Ward (Schools and Young Pilgrims Officer)

7.00pm Devotion and Benediction with Fr Kevin and music from CJM

Thursday 6th August

11.00am Bible Study with Fr Philip Barnes and Fr Paul Robinson

7.00pm Bishop Philip North

Friday 7th August

11.00am Last Visit with Fr Kevin Smith and music from CJM

* N.B. programme subject to change

Be part of the Virtual Procession on Tuesday 4th August at 7.00pm

We need your help! Today we are inviting young pilgrims to join our virtual procession by sending in a video of themselves saying the ‘Hail Mary’. This can be on your own or with other young people who live in your household (we need a mixture of the two!). Remember to check with an adult before you send it to us and your video needs to in ‘landscape’ with a short pause between the two sections. We are hoping to then include all videos during our Virtual Procession on the Tuesday evening (4th August).

When you have recorded your video please send it to Fr Gary who will send them all off to to the Shrine together

Videos will need to be in by Friday 26th June in order to be included. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Here are the all important words (recorded landscape)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

(Pause here for 3-4 seconds)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now, and at the hour of our death.   Amen.


Youth Pilgrimage 2019

We had a fabulous week at the Youth Pilgrimage 2019 enjoy the highlights here:

walsingham youth pilgrimage 2019

Youth Pilgrimage 2018

Watch the highlights here:

<p><a href=”″>WYP2018 Highlights</a> from <a href=””>Keith Brews</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>



Youth Pilgrimage 2017

WYP 2017 Group


Youth Pilgrimage 2016

Youth Pilg 2016 Group








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