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The Society of St Margaret

The Priory of Our Lady, Walsingham

A recognised community within the Church of England


The Society of St Margaret at the Priory of Our Lady in Walsingham is a Recognised Religious Community in the Church of England.

It was founded by John Mason Neale in 1855 in East Grinstead. In  1947 three Sisters from the house in Haggerston moved to Walsingham to form a house to help at the Shrine of Our Lady.

The Sisters are a Traditional Anglican Community whose daily life is centred on our prayer life in the Eucharist and the daily Office, from which flows our growing involvement in the ministry of healing, and reconciliation in the Shrine, the local parishes and the wider Church. We welcome guests in our guest house for short periods of rest, relaxation and retreat, and are available to pilgrims and visitors. We also work in the Education Department in the Shrine.

Sisters are available for anyone who wishes to talk to them, whether they be Pilgrims, visitors or local people.

We are often in lunch in the Shrine refectory and around the Shrine to talk to.

We hold a Pop-in every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm - 3:45pm when anyone is welcome to pop-in for a chat and tea or coffee.

At other times if you wish to visit us the best time is during morning coffee from 10:15am on Tues, Fri, and Sat. or please make an appointment as we are often busy with our ministries. Thank you 

The Priory is committed to good safeguarding practice.

The Safeguarding lead for the Priory is 

Fr Harri Williams phone. no. 01328 821316



Sr Carol:

Phone no.


01328 821 647

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