• England to be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary in 2020

    As part of the spiritual preparation for the rededication, the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham is visiting every Catholic English Cathedral!

  • The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum

    During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday.

    "A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission"
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols

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    Diocese of Nottingham



    10th to 12th October 2019



    Cathedral Church of St Barnabas North Circus Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AE


    Further Details & Schedule


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Tour Bookings and Dates

For further information on the tour, please refer to the About / Resources page

2018 – Dowry Tour

  • Liverpool – 21st to 23rd June

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

  • Brentwood – 19th to 21st July

Brentwood Cathedral

  • Belmont Abbey – 11th to 13th October

Belmont Abbey

  • Salford – 18th to 20th October

Salford Cathedral

  • Hallam – 22nd to 24th November

Cathedral of St Marie – Sheffield

  • Shrewsbury – 29th Nov to 1st Dec

Shrewsbury Cathedral

  • Middlesbrough – 13th to 15th December

St Mary’s Cathedral

2019 – Dowry Tour

  • Northampton – 7th to 9th February

Cathedral Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Thomas of Canterbury

  • Southwark – 21st to 23rd February

St. George’s Cathedral

  • East Anglia – 28th Feb to 2nd March

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

  • Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – 29th to 31st March

Our Lady and St Gregory, Warwick Street

  • Portsmouth – 4th to 7th April

St John’s Catholic Cathedral

  • Plymouth – 16th to 18th May

St. Mary and St. Boniface

  • Birmingham – 20th to 22nd June

St Chad’s Cathedral

  • Bishopric of the Forces – 18th to 20th July

Aldershot Cathedral

  • Nottingham – 10th to 12th October

Saint Barnabas Catholic Cathedral

  • Hexham and Newcastle – 24th to 26th October

Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • Leeds – 7th to 9th November

St Anne’s Catholic Cathedral

  • Arundel & Brighton – 28th to 30th November

Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St. Philip Howard

2020 – Dowry Tour

  • Lancaster – 6th – 8th February

St. Peter’s Cathedral

  • Clifton – 20th – 20nd February

Cathedral of St. Peter & St. Paul

  • Westminster – 19th to 21st March

Westminster Cathedral

  • In 1399, Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote

    "The contemplation of the great mystery of the Incarnation has drawn all Christian nations to venerate her, from whom came the first beginnings of our redemption. But we English, being the servants of her special inheritance and her own dowry, as we are commonly called, ought to surpass others in the fervour of our praises and devotions.”

  • Pope Leo XIII recalled that this country had long been known as Our Lady’s Dowry

    "the wonderful filial love which burnt within the hearts of your forefathers towards the great Mother of God... to whose service they consecrated themselves with such abundant proofs of devotion, that the Kingdom itself acquired the singular title of Mary's Dowry."

  • Pope St John Paul II spoke of England as Mary’s Dowry in 1982

    “Our society needs to recover a sense of God’s loving presence, and a renewed sense of respect for his will. Let us learn this from Mary our Mother. In England, the Dowry of Mary, the faithful, for centuries, have made pilgrimage to her shrine at Walsingham. for centuries. Today Walsingham comes to Wembley, and the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham, present here, reminds us it is Mary who will teach us how to be silent, how to listen to the voice of God in the midst of the busy and noisy world. We need to live as Mary did, in the presence of God, raising our minds and hearts to him in our daily activities and worries.”

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“God, then, is the Father of the created world and Mary the mother of the recreated world. God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as the Saviour of the world. Without God’s Son, nothing could exist; without Mary’s Son, nothing could be redeemed.”


St Anselm – Archbishop of Canterbury 1033-1109

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“If victory comes it will be brought by Mary.  Christ will conquer through her, because he wants the Church’s victories now and in the future to be linked to her.”


Crossing the Threshold of Hope – Pope Saint John Paul II.

Contact Details

For further information and updates on events, please contact:

The Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham

Address: Dowry Tour, Pilgrim Bureau, Friday Market Place, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6EG
Phone: 01328 801 007
Email: dowrytour@walsingham.org.uk

For further information, please refer to About / Resources

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The rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary


A spiritual renewal to facilitate the New Evangelisation


“This is your Mother”

John 19:27