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  Ackerman, Bishop Keith Lynn Bishop of Quincy 1994-2008; Honorary Guardian from 1996.  
Adderley, Hubert Bowyer Arden see Lord Norton [6th Baron]
Adderley, John Arden see Lord Norton [7th Baron]
Albert Hall Rally 4 Nov 1961; Church Union Rally to bring the Shrine to the notice of a wider circle of Church people by showing the relevance of Our Lady in the central fact of our faith, the Incarnation.
Alexandra, Princess opened the new [third] Refectory 21 July 2001.
Allen, Fr Derek William b 2 Nov 1925; d 12 Jan 1991; Guardian 1970-1991; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Cuthbert stall on south side of chancel; photograph; see ed Peter G Cobb, Derek William Allen, Priest (1992).
Altar of the Annunciation the First Joyful Mystery: Chapel of St Gabriel and St Vincent (1938: Society of Mary, The Living Rosary and St Dominic) in 1931, when only the Holy House and its outer covering were built, Fr Patten called the whole building 'The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary' with its altar of the Annunciation; facing the west door of the Shrine Church, visiting it is the first act of a pilgrimage; he always called it the Annunciation Altar as distinct from his use of the word Chapel for all the other Mysteries; in later years he referred to it as the Chapel of the Society of Mary with its altar dedicated to the Annunciation; Donald Hole (in England's Nazareth) and some popular writers have referred to it as the Annunciation Chapel but all Shrine literature has Altar; the retable is a copy of The Annunciation by Della Robbia (at La Verna in Tuscany) given by the Society of Mary 1939 and painted in many colours by Enid Chadwick; altar restored by Society of Mary as part of their Jubilee Thanksgiving and blessed 1 May 1971 by the Bishop of Willesden [Graham Leonard], in preparation for which Enid Chadwick repainted the Della Robbia in blue and white, with gold haloes; 2002 refurbishment in memory of Bishop Brian Masters, which included a permanent lectern and refurbishment of altar step, and it was probably at that time the Della Robbia was repainted and the gold removed; see also statues of St Dominic and Richeldis.
Altar of the Church Overseas the name given for a time to the restored Halifax Altar.
Altar of the Mysteries of Light built in Shrine gardens 2005; designed by Cowper Griffith Associates; dedicated to the five additional Mysteries established by Pope John Paul II; these are: Christ's Baptism in the Jordan, The Wedding at Cana, The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, The Transfiguration, The Institution of the Eucharist; its inscription lumen gentium means Light of the Nations.
ambulatory this word, meaning a place for walking, after the style of a cloister, was used from the time of the opening of the Holy House in 1931 until the whole Shrine Church extension was built; the Holy House was covered by the Novum Opus, its outer protecting chapel, and inside this the walkway around three sides of the Holy House was known as the Ambulatory (the North, Eastern and South, the west side being the Annunciation Altar and the main west door); at that time there was no Shrine Church (built 1938), and no cloisters (built 1964 and 1972) as now.
amplifying system the first system was installed in 1966 to enable the Shrine organ to be heard in the gardens amd help the singing at the Saturday evening Procession.
anchoresses see The Anchoresses
Anderson, Fr Thomas Bishell d 17 Jan 1978; Guardian 1963-78; buried in St Mary's churchyard, Walsingham; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Columba stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Angela, Sister d 1997; one of the three sisters who arrived from Haggerston 16 Apr 1947; sacristan at the Shrine for over 40 years; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1972-97; photograph.
animals and birds Although he owned dogs and cats himself, Fr Patten was insistent that no pets of any kind were to be brought to the Shrine, as some pilgrims did in the early days: see this instruction in Our Lady's Mirror Summer 1932; the majority of pilgrims were accommodated in villagers' houses, and their hosts sometimes objected to housing pets as well and refused to take any more pilgrims; Fr Patten's favourite dog was Caesar, brown in colour, and Fr Lingwood's black dog was called Wizard and can be seen on the south wall of St Hugh's chapel mural; nowadays dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed in the Shrine grounds; photograph of Enid Chadwick's dog Bobby; cats: Fr Patten had a cat called Nicholas, which accompanied him into the Shrine church and can be seen in the murals in St Joseph's chapel; when Fr Colin Stephenson became Administrator he kept cats, the most famous being High and Low, who roamed the grounds and were often found in the Shrine church; he frequently wrote of their doings in the Walsingham Review; photographs; birds: Fr Patten left this instruction in the sacristy for the Sisters who worked there; tortoise: Fr Patten owned a tortoise which after his death was looked after at St Hilary's.
Annunciation Altar the First Joyful Mystery: Chapel of St Gabriel and St Vincent (1938: Society of Mary, The Living Rosary and St Dominic) in 1931, when only the Holy House and its outer covering were built, Fr Patten called the whole building 'The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary' with its altar of the Annunciation; facing the west door of the Shrine Church, visiting it is the first act of a pilgrimage; he always called it the Annunciation Altar as distinct from his use of the word Chapel for all the other Mysteries; in later years he referred to it as the Chapel of the Society of Mary with its altar dedicated to the Annunciation; Donald Hole (in England's Nazareth) and some popular writers have referred to it as the Annunciation Chapel but all Shrine literature has Altar; the retable is a copy of The Annunciation by Della Robbia (at La Verna in Tuscany) given by the Society of Mary 1939 and painted in many colours by Enid Chadwick; altar restored by Society of Mary as part of their Jubilee Thanksgiving and blessed 1 May 1971 by the Bishop of Willesden [Graham Leonard], in preparation for which Enid Chadwick repainted the Della Robbia in blue and white, with gold haloes; 2002 refurbishment in memory of Bishop Brian Masters, which included a permanent lectern and refurbishment of altar step, and it was probably at that time the Della Robbia was repainted and the gold removed; see also statues of St Dominic and Richeldis.
arch in Holt Road built 1957 as part of the whole left-side extension to Stella Maris Hospice [now called Stella Maris House] and joined the two accommodation buildings; the extension was finished and in use in 1956, and the final part of the project - the gate - was completed soon afterwards, in 1957; the anonymous [at the time] donor of the archway and whole left side was Eleanor Buston, who built it in memory of her parents, whose initials, with a third set presumably representing a sibling, are shown on the plaque on the archway wall; this plaque recording the gift has been set neatly into the wall of the refurbished gate, which was rededicated and renamed The Brandie Gate in 2009, in honour of Fr Beau Brandie MBE in recognition of his contribution to the work of the Shrine, and in particular to his work as Chief Steward at The National Pilgrimage; the accommodation on the left side was demolished to make way for the Milner Wing in 2008.
archaeology see Medieval Walsingham
archbishops see under surname
architects working for the Shrine Sir William Milner was a partner in the firm Milner & Craze (Romilly Craze), which was responsible for most of the early work in the Shrine; Feilden and Mawson, architectural firm working on Shrine buildings in1966; Anthony Rossi designed Richeldis House; the architect for the Sisters' convent was a Mr Page; see also Sir Ninian Comper; Laurence King.
Argyll, [10th] Duke of (Niall Diarmid Campbell) b 16 Feb 1872; d 20 Aug 1949; Founding Lay Guardian 1931-49; short obituary in Our Lady's Mirror Autumn 1949; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis stall on south side of chancel; photograph; contrary to some statements he did visit the Shrine, in its early days; worshipped at All Saints Inverary, refurbished it and installed a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham there; promoted Catholic faith in Episcopal Church of Scotland; founder member of SSPP.
armorial bearings see The Guardians' Grant of Arms; hatchments.
arrow badge one design of the brooch-type badges worn by medieval pilgrims to the Shrine: a circular brooch with the Annunciation set within a circle which in turn is within a six-pointed star: one badge was like this, and another design had this brooch set on a broad arrow; moulds for these have been found locally, and are in museums in London, Norfolk and elsewhere; 1935 Fr Patten had a replica struck and these were sold in the Shrine Shop; there are references to these pilgrim arrow badges in Our Lady's Mirror Summer 1935 and Our Lady's Mirror Winter/Spring 1938.
artists and sculptors working for or commissioned by the Shrine Enid Chadwick; James Dagless and his sister Lilian; Fr Eustace Hand; Anthony Baynes; Ian Howgate; John Hayward; Gordon Beningfield; Siegfried Pietsch; Jane Quail; David Begbie; see also H M Price.
Ascension, Chapel of the name sometimes used for chapel of St Francis and St Clare, as it is the chapel of the Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension (1938: Church Union (Seven Years Association)).
Ashman, Fr John Edmund George Guardian 1992-96; installed 1993; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel.
Asia, first shrine in Colombo
Athenagoras II of Thyateira and Great Britain, The Most Reverend Metropolitan b 1912; d 9 Sept 1979; Honorary Guardian 1965-79; his Guardian's medal is in the Museum in Patmos Monastery.
   
Back, George local grocer, as well as parish church organist, whom Fr Patten asked to bid on his behalf at auction to secure the property and grounds then known as 'The Beeches', now known as Stella Maris House.
Baily, Constance one of the two ladies who, with one priest, made up the "failed" first pilgrimage, 1922.
Baker, Bishop Jonathan Mark Richard Guardian from 2006; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; Bishop of Ebbsfleet 2011-13; Bishop of Fulham from 2013.
Bales, Fr Charles Noel b 7 Dec 1907; d 1996; Marshland St James (incumbent 1942-92); see Michael Yelton, Outposts of the Faith (2009), chapter 6.
ballads see The Walsingham Ballads
Banister, Fr Desmond Headmaster, Quainton Hall School 1998-2009; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2006.
Banks, Bishop Norman Aidan Parish Priest of Walsingham 2000-11; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2006; Honorary Chaplain to the Queen 2009-11; Bishop of Richborough from 2011.
banners the archives contain several of the banners brought to Walsingham on the prewar pilgrimages: League of Our Lady 1922-31, Catholic League 1927, 1928, Norwich Anglo-Catholic Congress 1928, Yorkshire 1928, Suffolk 1932, Oakworth 1933-40; the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham banner was made 1928 in memory of Miss Alice Hussey, one of first members and a benefactor; the Walsingham parish banner of Our Lady; 1955 design painted on linen by Enid Chadwick, copies sold to be mounted on SOLW banners.
Banson, John (known as Jack) d 9 December 1978; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 92-93; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Wilfrid stall on south side of chancel; churchwarden of St Mary's, Walsingham; photograph.
Barn Chapel behind the new Refectory, created as a place for silent prayer 2002; steel sculpture (Crucifix) by David Begbie 2004.
Barnes, Fr John Edgar Parish Priest of Walsingham, 1977-89; author of Alfred Hope Patten (1983); Ghost Stories of a Norfolk Parson (1986), George Ratcliffe Woodward 1848-1934, Priest, Poet and Musician (1996).
Barnes, Fr Philip Richard Shrine Priest 2003-08; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2003; Interim Administrator 2016; Guardian from 2016.
Bartholomew, Miss Jessie Mary (known as Barty) d 7 Jan 1971; Matron of St Hilary's 1948-69; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-71; buried at St Mary's, Walsingham.
Barty name by which Miss Bartholomew [above], Matron of St Hilary's, was affectionately known.
Barwell, James Howard d 15 Feb 1988; Lay Guardian 1961-86; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
bathing pools term first used for the holy wells in the Abbey grounds when used for sprinkling in early pilgrimages; photograph; a bathing pool, also called a piscina, was laid out on the north side of the Shrine when the Holy House was built in 1931.
Baverstock , Fr Alban Henry Founding Priest Guardian 1931: b 3 July 1871; d 25 Apr 1950; brother of Fr Francis Baverstock [below]; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 93; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel; wrote his recollections in Our Lady's Mirror; see R J Farmer, Fr Alban Baverstock SSC: An Exploration of His Life (1997); photograph.
Baverstock, Fr Francis Edwin d 22 December 1952; buried in St Mary's churchyard, Walsingham, near Fr Patten; brother of Fr Alban Baverstock [above]; Honorary Guardian 1950-52; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 94; gave Fr Patten his title at Holy Cross, St Pancras.
Bayley, Miss Iris Edith b 11 Sept 1914; d 13 Mar 2004; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1992-2004; photograph.
Baynes, Anthony b 28 Mar 1921; d 13 June 2003; although Enid Chadwick did most of the painting in the Shrine Church, other artists were commissioned to paint there; Anthony Baynes's work in the Shrine includes the Agnus Dei above the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (1955), the reredos of St George's Chapel (1963), of which he repainted part on a later occasion, and the reredos of the St Lawrence altar which was removed in 1972 when the South Cloister was added.
beadle first beadle William Frary; Andrew Martin, 1953-57; Leonard Whitmore 1957-82; cloak designed from similar in Cologne Cathedral or from Our Lady of Kevele (near Cologne), although the cap is different; the staff is an almost complete copy of the Kevele staff.
Bedson, Derek b 21 Oct 1920; d 14 May 1989; Honorary Lay Guardian 1965-80; Canadian civil servant: Clerk of the Executive Council of Manitoba 1958-81.
Beeches, The house and grounds in Holt Road owned by T A Bennett and purchased 1924 by Fr Patten (financed by Sir William Milner) as accommodation for pilgrims and the Sisters and renamed Stella Maris Hospice (changed to Stella Maris House 1993).
Begbie, David steel sculpture (Crucifix) in Barn Chapel 2004.
Bell, Fr Brian Thomas Benedict Guardian from 2012.
bells the shrine bells were blessed and baptised on 10 Oct 1931; and see carillon.
benefactors The Shrine rightly regards Sir William Milner as its first and chief benefactor: he enabled the purchase of the site on which Fr Patten built the Shrine in 1931 and very many other projects over his lifetime: he gave his home, Parcevall Hall, to the Shrine, who now lease it to the diocese of Bradford; Fr Fynes-Clinton was another wealthy benefactor who contributed large sums in furnishings and embellishments, and through his myriad of well-off contacts in publicising the Shrine to a wider constituency, chiefly in London: a Benefactors' Book, created by Enid Chadwick to record the gift by Mrs Frida Brackley of a painting for the proposed War Memorial Chapel [never built], was placed in its glass case in the Shrine Church in 1966.
Beningfield, Gordon 1936-1998; multi-talented painter and sculptor; created the sculpture of St Michael on the wall of the GAS chapel vanquishing the devil (design by John Hayward) 1965 and the etched windows in the three north chapels in the Shrine Church 1973; more biographical details.
Bennett, Fr Walter Gervase d 16 October 1976; Guardian 1958-76; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 94-95; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Best-Shaw, Lt Cdr Sir John James Kenward [9th] bt d 26 Feb 1984; Founding Lay Guardian 1931-78; Guardian Emeritus 1978-84; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 95-96; last survivor of the original 1931 Foundation; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Clare stall on north side of chancel; surname originally Shaw, became Best-Shaw 1956; photograph; with Enid Chadwick.
Betjeman, John wrote foreword in 3rd (1959) edition of Donald Hole's England's Nazareth; he included a five-minute section about Walsingham in his 1974 television programme 'A Passion for Churches'.
Bint, Miss Dorothy E P b 12 Jan 1903; d 1998; Administrator's Secretary; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1969-98.
birds see animals and birds
bishops see under surname
Blayney, Miss K Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1983-94; reminiscences.
Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady (Our Lady and All Angels and Saints) (1938: The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament); re-ordered 2002 and the tabernacle moved forward: see Walsingham Review Christmas 2001; painting of the Coronation of Our Lady on the apse ceiling of the chapel by Ian Howgate (1938); the Agnus Dei by Anthony Baynes (1955) is based on a mosaic in St Mary Major in Rome; note that the picture shown for the Coronation in the first edition of Shrine's Pocket Guide was incorrect (that one is in the Holy House); gates installed 1963.
Book of the Society of OLW, The see The Book of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham
Booth, John David Sebastian Lay Guardian from 2001; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Bourdillon, Francis Bernard CBE b 3 Mar 1883; d 9 June 1970; Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-70.
Bowker, Major Arthur Frank d 12 June 1950 (aged 83); Founding Lay Guardian 1931-46; Guardian Emeritus 1946-50; repeatedly asked to be allowed to resign owing to age, and so became one of the first Guardians Emeriti; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 97; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas stall on south side of chancel; photograph of portrait; more biographical notes; see John Tyers, The Society of Retreat Conductors: A History (2012).
Boyd, Charlotte Pearson 1837-1906 purchased the ruined Slipper Chapel in 1896 to restore the building for religious use; see Kate Moore, Walsingham: Charlotte Boyd (1998).
Bracken name of Sir William Milner’s favourite dog, pictured in the tall stained glass window of the Milner Wing; photograph.
Brackley, Mrs Frida Helena d 16 July 1963; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-63; compiled Brackles: Memoirs of a Pioneer of Civil Aviation (1952) in memory of her husband: mentions their visits to Walsingham on pp 249, 291, 422, 501, 542, 549, 555, 566, 578, 608, 647; gave the painting in the Chapel of the Ascension to the Shrine.
Brady, Bishop William Hampton d 23 Dec 1997 Honorary Guardian 1960; Bishop of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA; consecrated the Guild of All Souls Chapel 13 October 1965.
Braithwaite, Dr John Ambrose b 16 May 1934; d 18 Mar 1995; Lay Guardian 1970-95; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hugh stall on south side of chancel; photograph; Mrs Braithwaite at the opening of St Joseph's.
Brandie, Fr Beaumont Lauder MBE Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 1989; The Brandie Gate [below] named after him 2009; Brighton Sea Cadets.
Brandie Gate, The the arch at the Holt Road entrance to the Shrine was rededicated by Bishop Chesters and named The Brandie Gate in 2009 in honour of Fr Beau Brandie MBE [above] in recognition of his contribution to the work of the Shrine, and in particular to his work as Chief Steward at The National Pilgrimage; the gateway was originally built in 1957 together with the left side extension to Stella Maris, paid for by Eleanor Buston, whose relatives are commemorated by a plaque on the wall inside the arch.
Brown, Howard [not Harold] Jesse 1903-1955; Norwich goldsmith who created the 1946 replacement feretory for the relics of St Vincent; also did gilding work on sacred vessels in the Shrine.
Bunn's garage Bunn's garage in Common Place was acquired by the Shrine in 1987; the shop was extended and the rest developed into the new Richeldis House accommodation; photograph.
Burns, Jack part-time Shrine organist for thirty years until 1994.
Buston, Miss Eleanor Mary the anonymous [at the time] donor of the archway and whole left side of the old accommodation building as looked at from Holt Road built it in memory of her parents: the third set of initials presumably represents a sibling; the extension was finished and in use in 1956, and the final part of the project - the gate - was completed soon afterwards, in 1957; the plaque on the archway wall recording the gift has been set neatly into the wall of the refurbished gate, now called The Brandie Gate in honour of Fr Beau Brandie MBE.
   
C S A see Community of St Augustine
campanile original was a temporary structure of wood, erected over the chapel at Station 4 on the Via Dolorosa; replaced by the tower of the new church in 1938.
Campbell, Niall Diarmid see Duke of Argyll
candle shades first used 1966; image designed by Enid Chadwick; at that time pilgrims were expected to purchase them, cost 6d (2.5p), including candle.
Carefull, Fr Alan Vincent d 10 June 1992; Guardian 1972-92; Administrator 1973-81; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Augustine stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
carillon William Frary was the official carilloner [carilloneur] until he died in 1953; Leonard Whitmore 1954-82; nowadays the hymn tunes are electronically programmed: one tune is played at 1.30 pm daily, and another session lasting ten minutes is played, before evening processions and the Sunday afternoon procession, from a library of over seventy tunes; and see bells.
Carshalton Beeches, Good Shepherd Fr Patten served at the Good Shepherd Mission in 1920-21 under Fr Corbould, vicar of All Saints, Carshalton.
Carter, Fr Douglas d 12 Sept 1983; Guardian; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Catholic League together with the League of Our Lady, the Catholic League provided the earliest framework of regular group pilgrimages to the restored Shrine; the pilgrimage in 1926 was made by a group of priests, and the first general pilgrimage was made in the following year; Catholic League pilgrimages 1926-41.
Celtic Saints, St Columba and the, chapel of the Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit (1938: Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary); also sometimes referred to as The Holy Spirit Chapel.
Centenary Pilgrimage a name usually associated with the important 1933 pilgrimage to Walsingham commemorating the centenary of the Oxford Movement.
Chadwick, Enid Mary b 26 Oct 1902; d 24 Oct 1987; artist; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-87; came to Walsingham 1934; first mentioned in Our Lady's Mirror Winter 1935 as an illustrator and for the publication of her map; revised map 1963; responsible for most of the early decoration of the Shrine Church; created Order of Service for 1938 blessing of Shrine Church; worked for churches and Walsingham shrines elsewhere; illustrated Shrine publications including Walsingham The National Shrine of Our Lady, England's National Shrine of Our Lady Past and Present, Everybody's Guide Book (plans and drawings), The Walsingham Shrine and its Works (cover), The Shrine in a Lighter Vein; wrote many other books of her own which cannot be reproduced here for copyright reasons, but My Book of the Church's Year (© Continuum) can be seen on the Project Canterbury website; creator of The Benefactors' Book; The Order of Our Lady of Walsingham Register; Christmas cards; other cards and sketches; pilgrim procession drawing; banner design; covers for the St Hilary's annual reports 1944-70; board game; reminiscences; a war anecdote; photographs, funeral sermon and humorous poem; photograph showing location of her studio; NB copyright in her work is held by various owners and it expires 31 Dec 2057: permission must be sought before downloading: contact the archivist. An article about her is published in the Summer 2011 issue of Forward! Plus. (see also H M Price)
Chamberlin, Fr Dick Neville d 1 Jan 1970; Guardian 1959-70; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Cuthbert stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Channon, Michael Ronald Charles d 30 Mar 1992; Lay Guardian 1987-92; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; All Saints stall on south side of chancel.
Chantry Priests (Guild of All Souls' Chapel) 1974 Fr W Hum; 1977 Fr E T C Joyce; 1982 Fr Cyril Thomson; 1991 Fr Geoffrey E Miller; 2007 Fr Allan D Buik; see Guild of All Souls’ Chapel.
chapels see under dedication title ('St' is indexed as if 'Saint'); Fr Patten planned the 1938 Shrine Church to have fifteen chapels, each representing one Mystery of the Rosary, with its own dedication, and most having an association with a society, institution or individual expected to help furnish and maintain it.
Charlton, Fr William Guardian 1992-2001 ; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Cuthbert stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Chesters, Bishop Alan Honorary Guardian from 1999.
choir school Fr Patten saw the Sanctuary School as a provider of choirboys and servers and hoped to build it as a Choir School.
Cicely, Mother Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-78; The Sisters in Walsingham; photograph.
Clinton, Sir Geoffrey de his figure is on an altar tomb at the side of the Chapel of the Death on the Cross, presented to the Shrine in 1947 by Fr Fynes-Clinton, a descendant; "In pious memory of Geoffrey de Clinton, A.D. 1090, Founder of the Castle and monastery of Kenilworth: of his brother Osbert and his descendants, on whose souls may God have mercy"; at his feet is a model of Kenilworth Priory, which he founded, and not the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, as sometimes stated.
Clinton, Fr Henry Joy Fynes- b 6 May 1876 [not 1875 as sometimes given]; d 4 December 1959; Founding Priest Guardian 1931; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 97-98; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel; photograph; and see his biography by Brooke Lunn and Jeremy Haselock in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no 7 (1983); see Sir Geoffrey de Clinton [above]; Fr Fynes-Clinton's family chantry.
cloisters in the Shrine Church the only major additions to the Shrine Church since 1938 have been the two cloisters: (1) the north cloister: Fr Patten had wished that after his death a recumbent effigy of himself be placed on the Gospel side of the High Altar; as the Shrine church did not seem large enough, it was decided to build a cloister along one side (the liturgical north) of the Holy House, and this was completed in 1964, and blessed 8 Aug 1964; order of service; this cloister gave such a sense of space and light that by 1966 the Guardians had decided decided that a south cloister (2) was desirable, but funds were not available until 1972, to mark the Golden Jubilee [of the setting-up of the Shrine in the parish church]; blessed by Bishop Mervyn Stockwood 9 May 1972; order of service.
coats of arms see The Guardians' Grant of Arms; hatchments.
Cobb, Fr Peter George d 26 May 2010; Guardian 1986-2006 (not 1993-2006 as sometimes given); Master of the Guardians 1996-2006; Guardian Emeritus 2006-10; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas, St Curé d’Ars and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel; photograph; also historian who collected large quantities of Walsingham-related material both medieval and modern; 1990 compiled Walsingham, a collection of articles and photographs mostly from Walsingham publications: its only drawback is that it has no index; addresses and papers on the history of Walsingham; on stained glass in the Shrine; his review of Fr Barnes's biography of G R Woodward; archivist's appreciation of his contribution to the Walsingham Archives.
Coles, Michael designed stained glass windows in the Refectory (the life of Christ told through the seasons of the Church year), the tower (meditation on Isaiah 12:3) and the long window in the Milner Wing (the history of the Shrine and Sir William Milner).
College word used (1) for the corporate body of Guardians of the Shrine; (2) to describe the area behind the Shrine Church off Knight Street and the Administrator's cottage, St Augustine's and other offices and accommodation; (3) by Fr Patten to denote these buildings and the Community of St Augustine that he founded and tried to maintain living a quasi-monastic life in that area (dissolved 2 Oct 1958); see Michael Yelton, Alfred Hope Patten and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (2006), pp146-50, 182-89, 205-09; and see Colin Stephenson, Walsingham Way (either edition), pp 176-78.
College of St Augustine see College [above].
Collett, Martin (Abbot Martin Collett OSB) d 1948; second Abbot of Nashdom 1934-48; attended (and in the procession) the blessing and opening of the Shrine Church 6 June 1938.
Colven, Fr Christopher George Guardian 1985-2001; Administrator 1981-86; Master of the Guardians 1993-96; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas, St Francis and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel.
Community of St Augustine founded by Fr Patten to maintain a quasi-monastic life in the College area of the Shrine; dissolved 2 Oct 1958; see Michael Yelton, Alfred Hope Patten and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (2006), pp146-50, 182-89, 205-09; and see Colin Stephenson, Walsingham Way (either edition), pp 176-78.
Comper, Sir Ninian architect; details of his work in the Shrine church in windows, Holy House and vestments.
confessionals two confessionals and a sacristan's office built on south side of the Shrine Church in memory of Fr Colin Stephenson 1980.
convent In the early days the Sisters lived in Stella Maris (then called Stella Maris Hospice, now House) in very cramped accommodation, with a tin hut as a chapel, called the Chapel of Our Lady of Pity; for details of the new building see The Sisters in Walsingham.
corbels in the Shrine church in the roof can be seen the carved heads of six people involved with the Shrine at the time of building: Fr Patten, Fr Lingwood, Sir William Milner, William Frary, Bishop O'Rorke, Mother Sarah.
Corbould, Fr W Robert vicar of All Saints Carshalton, 1919-1957, under whom Fr Patten served at the Good Shepherd Mission in 1920-21; the Misses Lloyd were in the congregation and later moved to Walsingham to help in his early days of the restoration of the Shrine.
Cox, Trena Mary 1895-1977 stained glass artist who made the Annunciation window seen on the liturgical north stairs of the Shrine Church.
Craze, Romilly Bernard 1892-1974; in partnership in architects' practice with Sir William Milner; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham(1990), p 42.
Crusha, Fr Edwin Herbert William (he pronounced it "Croosha") b 1912; d 17 Jan 1993; Guardian from 1954-91; Guardian Emeritus 1991-93; last of the Guardians appointed by Fr Patten; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Curé d’Ars stall on south side of chancel; Chapter Clerk of the Guardians 1956-91; photograph.
crypt in Shrine Church In 1937 Fr Patten appealed for money to help create a proper crypt to cover old foundations uncovered when excavations started for the Shrine extension: this did not materialise but his photographs of the footings showing a crypt area are seen in his photograph album; in 1945 he wanted to create a crypt chapel as a war memorial: see Our Lady's Mirror Spring 1945; this again came to nothing: the entrance was to have been where the cupboard is in St Joseph 's Chapel; part of the crypt area can now be seen from the Quiet Garden; 1938 photograph.
Curé d'Ars, St John Vianney, chapel of the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross (1938: The Priest Associates; later SSC).
Curtiss, Fr A Parker set up a copy of the Walsingham image in Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, 1930, and it was blessed the following year; Fr Curtiss was a friend of Fr Patten and had visited England and Walsingham; followed as Rector by Fr William Elwell who had been his curate there.
   
Dagless, James brother of Lilian [below]; b 1904; he and Lilian painted the St Vincent feretory and created other items around the Shrine, village and Slipper Chapel; mentions of his collaboration with Peter Anson's work are in Peter F Anson, A Roving Recluse (1946).
Dagless, Lilian Frances b 26 Dec 1902; d 5 July1994; sister of James [above]; she and James painted the St Vincent feretory and created other items around the Shrine, village and Slipper Chapel; famous pilgrims' painting, probably later influencing Enid Chadwick's pattern for Shrine candle holders, created 1925; had workshop in High Street making and selling statues, vestments and other objects until she left the village in the 1930s; mentions of her collaboration with Peter Anson's work are in Peter F Anson, A Roving Recluse (1946).
Dalton, Patrick An early member of the Nashdom community, who worked at Walsingham in the 1920s; before the Holy House was built the monks and sisters used to join each evening for prayer on the site chosen for the building.
Dames of the Shrine see The Order of Our Lady of Walsingham
Davison, Fr Roger William CMP Guardian1964-2005; Guardian Emeritus from 2005; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; restored Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his election as Guardian; photograph.
Deakin, Fr Carrick Ransome d 11 Oct 1952; Guardian 1935-1941; married; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; his name is not on a Guardians’ stall; see Michael Yelton, The Twenty One (2009), pp 67-69; photograph.
Della Robbia the reredos of the Annunciation Altar is a copy of The Annunciation by Della Robbia (at La Verna in Tuscany).
Diamond, Fr David John b 31 Dec 1935; d 31 Aug 1992; Guardian 1977-92; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Dickinson, John the first modern scholar to publish an authoritative work on the medieval shrine (1956).
Dixon, Peter Lay Guardian 1977-2001; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Wilfrid stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
dogs see Bracken; Wizard; animals and birds
Domville, Admiral Sir Barry (1878-1971) friend of Arthur Smallwood (Lay Guardian); gave a large fully-rigged model galleon in memory of those who died under his command serving in the First War; it was placed in the liturgical north aisle in 1931 and then moved to the nave of the Shrine church when that was built in 1938.
Downing, John Sayer Lay Guardian from 1993; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; All Saints stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Doyle-Smithe, Alice Considine (not Doyle-Smythe); d 7 Aug 1957; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-57 but died before the first formal Chapter; devoted worker for the Shrine; ran the shop in the Shrine Gardens.
Duchess of Kent opened St Joseph’s Wing 4 October 1985.
[10th] Duke of Argyll (Niall Diarmid Campbell) b 16 Feb 1872; d 20 Aug 1949; Founding Lay Guardian 1931-49; short obituary in Our Lady's Mirror Autumn 1949; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis stall on south side of chancel; photograph; contrary to some statements he did visit the Shrine, in its early days; worshipped at All Saints Inverary, refurbished it and installed a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham there; promoted Catholic faith in Episcopal Church of Scotland; founder member of SSPP.
Duke of Edinburgh opened the Milner Wing and Welcome Centre 8 October 2009; YouTube local news coverage.
   
Eastaugh, Bishop Cyril d 16 Dec 1988; Honorary Guardian 1971-85; Bishop of Peterborough 1961-72.
Eaton, Baroness, of Cottingley, DBE DL Lay Guardian from 2014.
Ecumenical Guardians these are occasionally appointed; The Guardians.
Ecumenical Pilgrimage 12 July 1970; the first ‘official’ ecumenical pilgrimage (official because it was open to all).
Edinburgh, Duke of opened the Milner Wing and Welcome Centre 8 October 2009; YouTube local news coverage.
Elborne, Francis Shrine organist 1966-68.
Elwell, Fr William d 29 Dec 1977; Honorary Guardian (USA); followed Fr A P Curtiss as Rector of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, where a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham had been set up in 1930; Fr Elwell had become Fr Curtiss's curate in 1929, and then in turn was Rector from 1938 to 1956.
England, Alice Mary for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 116.
England's Nazareth by Donald Hole; eight editions 1939-80; see England's Nazareth.
Eyden, Fr Montague J Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-88; headmaster of Quainton Hall School; ran it with his mother Agnes Eyden (who founded it) until her death in 1935; see Peter Milner, Quainton Hall School (1997).
   
Faircloth, Kenneth d 10 Nov 2004; village photographer who also acted as Shrine photographer; in his time a feature of the Saturday night processions was the arrival next morning outside his shop of first proofs of what he had taken of almost everyone in the procession as it passed him - these were then available for purchase.
Falcons, The house built by the Dagless family, sold to the Shrine 1944 for Children's Home; later renamed St Hilary's.
Farrer, Michael b 4 July 1934; d 10 Mar 2010; pupil at the Sanctuary School 1944-48 (see reminiscences); writer on Anglo-Catholicism and co-founder of the Anglo-Catholic History Society; 2001 lectured to the Society on 'Alfred Hope Patten: His Place in the Catholic Revival', later reproduced as a pamphlet; his last book, One Part of London: Aspects of Anglo-Catholicism in Camden (2009), contains passing references to Fr Patten and many others connected with Walsingham.
Feilden and Mawson architectural firm working on Shrine buildings in1966.
Fellows Fr Patten sometimes referred to Guardians as Fellows of the College of Guardians.
Fellows, Roy d 23 June 2006; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1971-74; Guardian 1974-99; Administrator 1987-93; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Gabriel stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Ferrier, Mrs Dorothy d 3 Dec 1972; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-72; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 111-112; widow of Fr Douglas Ferrier [below]; ran the Shrine Shop for 27 years.
Ferrier, Fr Douglas d 23 Sept 1939; vicar Shadwell, Leeds, 1917-39, who brought many prewar pilgrimages; husband of Dorothy Ferrier [above].
Fisher, Claude MBE KSG d 14 May 1985 aged 94; local historian and author of several books about Walsingham.
Fisher, Leslie Gray sometime General Secretary of the Catholic League and member of the Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina, parish guild of St Magnus the Martyr; photograph.
Fond du Lac, Bishop of see Bishop Brady
foot pilgrimage 1935 first walking pilgrimage from London, Aug 1935; it was not 1936 as sometimes given: error perpetuated from Fr Stephenson in his Walsingham Way, p 237, although he himself had been on it; description; Fr Colin Stephenson's description.
Foundation Gardens before the South Cloister was built in 1972 the chapels on the south side had outside walls, and from the chapel of St Thomas and St Philip Neri a door led out into the garden from which one could see ancient foundations under the Shrine; hence the title given to these gardens for a time.
Francis, Fr Graham Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 1987.
Frary, Mrs Bessie L Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1964-78; wife of William Frary [below]; appreciation.
Frary, William b 1904; d 15 Aug 1953; gardener, verger, beadle and carilloner until his death, and one of the Shrine's most valuable early helpers; the Pieta now fixed near his home by the garden entrance to St Anne's was raised in his memory: it was originally free standing as the Stations and placed near the Pilgrim Hall; obituary and photographs; the Frary family has continued close connections with the Shrine, and one of William's daughters has worked for the Shrine for over fifty-five years.
Friends of Walsingham founded 1957/8, chiefly as a fund-raising organisation.
Friends of Walsingham Occasional Paper, The 1955-61; journal that overlapped with Our Lady's Mirror and the Walsingham Review; link to start page.
Friends' Meeting House before being converted from an old barn to a Pilgrim Refectory and dormitory in the 1930s, the building now known as the Pilgrim Hall had first been used as a Salvation Army Citadel, and after that, at the time the property was acquired, it was a Friends’ Meeting House. 
Fynes-Clinton, Fr Henry Joy b 6 May 1875 [his birth not registered until 1876, hence the birth date sometimes wrongly found as 1876]; d 4 Dec 1959; Founding Priest Guardian 1931; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 97-98; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel; photograph; and see his biography by Brooke Lunn and Jeremy Haselock in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no 7 (1983); see Sir Geoffrey de Clinton; Fr Fynes-Clinton's family chantry.
   
gable image from 1931 there has been an image of Our Lady on the West Front of the Shrine; the original was an image of Our Lady of Paris, a flat cut-out intended to be temporary: replacement first suggested in 1961 by Fr Colin Stephenson; 1966 he replaced it by the present statue of Our Lady, given by him personally from gifts to mark silver jubilee of his priesthood; the first image can now be seen on the outside wall of what is now called the Pilgrim Hall, facing the east end of the Shrine church; photographs.
Gabriel weather-vane "the golden figure of St Gabriel" has been on the tower of the Shrine Church since it was built 1938: blew down in a storm Christmas Eve 1977 but was restored; there was a statue of St Gabriel in the medieval shrine; photographs.
Gainford, [3rd] Baron Lay Guardian from 1979-98; Guardian Emeritus 1998-2004; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Clare stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Galitzine, Prince Vladimir Emmanuelovich b 5 June 1884; d 13 July 1954; Honorary Lay Guardian 1946-54; his wife had the unfortunate distinction of being the first victim of the London Blitz.
Garden, Ian Harrison Lay Guardian 1996-2012; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
gardens, Shrine there have always been gardens laid out around the Shrine buildings, and always well maintained, by William Frary, Percy Yabsley and many other gardeners; 2004 complete redesign by Tessa Hobbs: blessed Easter Tuesday 2005; 2006 Quiet Garden (also designed by Tessa) on south side of Shrine Church, accessed through South Cloister; and see Parcevall Hall.
Garrett, Captain one of the four laymen carrying the canopy in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament at the Centenary Pilgrimage, 1933.

GAS Chapel (Guild of All Souls' Chapel: The Chantry Chapel of St Michael and the Holy Souls) The Guild had been trying without success to find a site for a chantry chapel since 1873; architect Laurence King, who was also Warden of the Guild at that time; foundation stone laid 24 June 1965 by Bishop Robert Mortimer of Exeter; consecrated 13 October 1965 by Bishop William Brady of Fond du Lac; Chantry Priests: 1974 Fr W Hum; 1977 Fr E T C Joyce; 1982 Fr Cyril Thomson; 1991 Fr Geoffrey E Miller; 2007 Fr Allan D Buik.

Genders, Bishop Anselm blessed the site of the new St Joseph's Wing 6 Dec 1984 (see Walsingham Review Easter 1985); Mrs Nancy Thomson turned the first spade of earth.
Gibbes, Nicholas see Archimandrite Nicholas
Gill, Fr Arthur John Colin Burke d 20 July 1983; Guardian 1953-83; Registrar 1958-73; Master of the Guardians 1973-82; d 20 July 1983; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 90-91; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Patrick stall on north side and St Columba, St Cuthbert and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel; photograph.
Gillett, H Martin Roman Catholic local historian and archaeologist, and author of several books about Walsingham; one of the Founders of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
God's House of St John one of the names Fr Patten used for his vision of a priests' College ("for seven impecunious and aged priests") as an ancillary to the Shrine; he had the idea from the very beginning but did not it was tried at various times during his life, but never succeeded.
Golden Book, The book recording the names of all the contributors to the cost of building the Holy House in 1931.
goldsmith see Howard Brown
Gregorios of Thyateira, The Most Reverend Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain Ecumenical Guardian from 1997.
Gribben, Fr John Gibson CR Guardian from 1993; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Augustine stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Guardians see The Guardians overview and start page.
Guardians, Honorary Ecumenical these are occasionally appointed, e.g. Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira 1997.
Guardians, Honorary Chapter agreed to appoint them 1946; The Guardians.
Guardians Emeritus Chapter agreed to appoint them 1946; Fr Reginald Kingdon was the first; the idea originated from his unwillingness to retire despite infirmity, and this new category allowed him to remain involved, while adding a new guardian; when Mrs Barbara Marlow retired in 2012 she became the first able to be described as a Guardian Emerita; The Guardians.
Guardians' Gallery a collection of photographs of most of the full Guardians and some of the Honorary Guardians was started in 1950; group photographs.
Guardians' Processional Cross carried at the head of a Guardians' procession; in the procession at Fr Patten's funeral the cross was inadvertently carried in the wrong place.
Guild of All Souls' Chapel (The Chantry Chapel of St Michael and the Holy Souls) The Guild had been trying without success to find a site for a chantry chapel since 1873; architect Laurence King, who was also Warden of the Guild at that time; foundation stone laid 24 June 1965 by Bishop Robert Mortimer of Exeter; consecrated 13 October 1965 by Bishop William Brady of Fond du Lac; Chantry Priests: 1974 Fr Walter Hum; 1977 Fr E T C Joyce; 1982 Fr Cyril Thomson; 1991 Fr Geoffrey E Miller; 2007 Fr Allan D Buik; 2012 Fr Paul Lockett.
Guild of Our Lady of Walsingham started 1923: became Society of Our Lady of Walsingham 1925.
Gummer, John Selwyn, former MP; Lay Guardian 1983-2001; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hilary stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Gurney family Eustace Gurney was the owner of Walsingham Abbey in Fr Patten's time, and it remains in the family's possession.
   
Halifax, [2nd] Viscount (Charles Lindley Wood) b 7 June 1839; d 19 Jan 1934; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; he was the only Guardian never to visit Walsingham and he never signed the Guardians’ Roll, but he was allocated a stall, which was St Edward stall on north side of chancel; photograph; see his biography by Roger Greenacre in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no 3 (1983); and see William Davage, Anglo-Catholicism and Aristocracy (reprint of First Clumber Lecture, 2009, available from Worksop Priory) and Project Canterbury page.
Halifax altar see The History of the Halifax Altar
Hand, Fr Eustace 1945 did wall-painting of the martyrdom of St Thomas in the chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury & St Philip Neri; elder brother of Archbishop David Hand of Papua New Guinea (who was the Celebrant at the 1984 National).
Hanson, Brian John Taylor CBE Lay Guardian from 1984; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Edward stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Harding, Fr Laurence G d 23 Mar 1981; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 112; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1965-81.
Harris, Fr Rice Alforth Evelyn d 12 Oct 1972; Honorary Guardian; he is commemorated in the statue of St Joseph in St Joseph's Wing.
Harvey, Lady Mary (1920-93) with her husband Major Thomas Harvey (1918-2001) was a great benefactor to St Hilary's and provided retirement accommodation nearby for Barty and Miss Will; and see St Hilary's.
Hastings, the Misses lived in Buxted, Sussex; moved to Walsingham to help Fr Patten in the early days of the restoration of the Shrine.
Hatcham Crucifix in the Shrine grounds on the north side of the Church; said to have come from St James's Hatcham, the church of Fr Tooth, but there is no evidence for this; see Joyce Coombs, Judgement on Hatcham (1969), pp 15 and 239; roof put over it 1996; and see Fr Arthur Tooth.
hatchments lozenge-shaped boards painted with coats of arms high up in the Shrine Church near the Holy House; put up to commemorate some of the early Guardians; with good eyesight one can make out the surname and the dates, which are the dates of their time as Guardians: hence many start with 1931.
Have a Go radio programme presented by Wilfred Pickles that visited Walsingham in 1954.
Haydon, Fr Keith Frank Parish Priest of Walsingham, 1995-99.
Hayward, John designed the stained glass in the Guild of All Souls' Chapel, and the sculpture of St Michael outside (executed by Gordon Beningfield); and also the East Window in St Mary’s church.
healing ministry history of the Shrine's healing ministry; photographs.
Hickleton, Yorkshire seat of Lord Halifax, and the place in which the Halifax Altar was first used.
High Altar of the Shrine Church is the altar of the Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption (1938: The College).
Hill, Richard b 25 Nov 1913 d 22 Nov 2003; Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1976-2003 and its Registrar 1985-97; 1972 came to Walsingham to manage the Shrine shop; retired from shop in 1988 but continued as a server, frequently MC, in the Shrine; vestment maker whose skill was known far beyond Walsingham; died in the Sue Ryder Home at the old Vicarage; buried in St Mary's churchyard; photograph.
Hobbs, Tessa garden designer; 2004 redesigned the Shrine gardens, and in 2006 the Quiet Garden on south side of Shrine Church; Tessa's website.
Holdridge, Fr Bernard Lee Guardian 1997-2010; Guardian Emeritus from 2010; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Laurence stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Hole, Fr Donald author of England's Nazareth.
Holy Cross, St Pancras Fr Patten was curate to Fr Francis Baverstock 1913-15.
Holy House for details of the opening on 15 Oct 1931 see start page; Fr Patten's photograph album; The Little Guide; picture of the outside just before the building of the Shrine Church.
Holy Land projected pilgrimage 1930.
Holy Spirit Chapel name sometimes used for chapel of St Columba and the Celtic Saints (The Descent of the Holy Ghost), as it is the chapel of the Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit (1938: Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary).
Honorary Guardians Chapter agreed to appoint them 1946; The Guardians.
Hope, Archbishop David Michael (Lord Hope of Thornes) Guardian 1978–2005; Master of the Guardians 1982-93; Guardian Emeritus from 2006; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis, St Columba and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel; photograph; Bishop of Wakefield 1985-91; Bishop of London 1991-95; Archbishop of York 1995-2005.
Hope Patten Fr Patten preferred to use his second Christian name of 'Hope' rather than his first, Alfred; at that time 'Hope' was a baptismal name for both boys and girls; as a priest, people would use 'Fr Patten', as in those days a priest's Christian name was not generally used; but his custom of signing and using 'A. Hope Patten' led to his name often being interpreted as a double-barrelled one without a hyphen: hence the confusion in a name so frequently spoken and written about; therefore after his death, he was increasingly referred to as 'Fr Hope Patten' and still is today. (If he had been called Alfred John Patten the situation would never have arisen.)
Hospice, The Stella Maris see under Stella Maris
Howard, Graham Honorary Shrine photographer; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2011; his website of albums of all major Shrine events in the previous twelve months is accessible by going to main Shrine site's Home Page and following the Photo Gallery link; after each event he gives a disc of the set of photographs to the Shrine archives for permanent preservation.
Howgate, Ian (1910-1989) worked for Faith-Craft and painted The Coronation of Our Lady on the ceiling of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (1938).
Huddleston, Bishop Ernest Urban Trevor CR; d 20 Apr 1998; Guardian 1959-60; never installed as he resigned on becoming Bishop of Masasi and went back to Africa before it could be arranged; remained Honorary Guardian 1960-98; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; did not sign Guardians' Roll.
Hum, Fr Walter b 20 Jan 1908; d 4 Mar 1993; Chantry Priest 1974-77.
Husbands, Fr Philip Harold d 5 October 1987; Guardian 1957-83; Guardian Emeritus 1983-86; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 98-99; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; All Saints stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Hussey, Alice an early member of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham in whose memory the SOLW banner was given in 1928.
   
Ignatius, Father (of Llanthony) Fr Ignatius's Abbot's crook was given to the Shrine in 1932 (Our Lady's Mirror 1932 Spring Number); this was passed on to the Ignatius Memorial Trust in 1999.
important dates in the Shrine's history.
incense Although Fr Stephenson in his Walsingham Way implies that Fr Patten introduced incense to the parish church, it is well known that it was his predecessor, Fr Reeves, who did so; see a boat boy's reminiscences.
inscription in the wall below the Holy House window
James, Bishop Graham Richard Honorary Guardian from 2005; Bishop of Norwich from 1999.
Jarrett, Betty Lay Guardian from 2002; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Wilfrid stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Jones, Bishop Noël Debroy b 25 Dec 1932; d 28 Aug 2009; Honorary Guardian 1996-2009; Bishop of Sodor and Man.
jubilees Fr Patten was keen to celebrate anniversaries of milestones in the Shrine's development, always thinking that he might not live to see the next one; major celebrations of the 1931 Translation and of the opening of the Shrine Church in 1938; in earlier years there were also jubilees of the setting up of the Shrine in the parish church in 1922; Fr Patten often used 1921 when dating the restoration in anything he wrote about the Shrine, even verging on the misleading in some of his statements.
Julian, Sister and Mother d 25 Nov 2000; cooked for the Hospice for 25 years and was Sacristan at St Mary’s; Reverend Mother 1973-84; one of the three sisters who arrived from Haggerston 16 Apr 1947; The Sisters in Walsingham; meeting the Duchess of Kent at St Joseph's.
   
Kate, Mother (1840-1923) Foundress of St Saviour's Priory, Haggerston, an autonomous house of the Sisters of St Margaret, and Mother 1868-1923; Fr Patten claimed that hearing her name in a psychic experience led him to ask Mother Cicely of that Priory to send Sisters to help with the Shrine at a time when he was desperate for help in early 1947, but see The Sisters in Walsingham; photograph and biography; and see her biography by The Sisters of S. Saviour's Priory in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no 10 (1983).
Kemp, Bishop Eric Waldram b 27 Apr 1915; d 28 Nov 2009; Honorary Guardian 1977-98; Emeritus 1998-2009; Bishop of Chichester 1974-2001.
Kenilworth Priory is the building modelled at the feet of the effigy of Sir Geoffrey de Clinton in the Shrine Church; he founded the Priory and this is incorrectly described as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in the text of the Shrine' s Pocket Guide.
Kenrick, Fr Henry William Gordon led first walking pilgrimage to Walsingham 1935; and see William Davage, 'Father Kenrick' in Pusey House Journal 2008-2009, pp 16-17.
Kimbley, Susan Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2015.
King, Laurence d 9 Dec 1981; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 113; architect of Guild of All Souls' Chapel and of the restored St Mary’s parish church after the 1961 fire; Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-81; responsible for commissioning works from Gordon Beningfield, John Hayward and Siegfried Pietsch; Warden of the Guild of All Souls.
King, Major Patrick Whittenham Lay Guardian 1991-2006; Guardian Emeritus from 2006; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St George stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
King, Professor Ursula author of a learned study of pilgrimage to Walsingham during the Middle Ages and today, written to accompany a German exhibition on pilgrimage in 1984; although described as "the best overview of Walsingham ever written" it is little known, and for copyright reasons cannot be reproduced here; for details see Bibliography.
King Charles I Fr Patten gave the statue soon after the Shrine church was opened and it was blessed on 29 Jan 1939; resited to niche on the south stairs 1980.
Kingdon, Fr Claude Drewitt 1859-1949; brother of Fr Reginald Kingdon [below]; bequeathed advowson of Whitstone (Devon) to the Shrine; see Michael Yelton, Outposts of the Faith (2009), chapter2.
Kingdon, Fr Reginald Arthur (known as Reggie) b 1868; d 26 Apr 1955; brother of Fr Claude Kingdon [above]; Founding Priest Guardian 1931-46; Guardian Emeritus 1946-55; was one of the first Guardians Emeriti as his fellow Guardians felt that it was time for him to retire and created the status; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; All Saints stall on south side of chancel; photograph; his London war memoirs; see Eve Hostettler, The Anglican Church on the Isle of Dogs (2004), Michael Yelton, Outposts of the Faith (2009), chapter 2, Michael Yelton, The Twenty One (2009), pp 71-73.
Kitchen, Audrey b 10 May 1894; frequent pilgrim in the 1920s and 1930s; left many early photographs to the Shrine.
Klyberg, Bishop Charles John Guardian 1991-97; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Columba stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Knights Gate owned and sold by the Shrine several times; at one time a popular café; last purchased 2002; last sold 2005 and now developed into private homes.
   
Lambert, Uvedale Henry b 25 Apr 1909; d 15 Sept 1983; Lay Guardian 1952-83; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 99-100; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Edward stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Lauderdale, [17th] Earl of Patrick Maitland; b 17 Mar 1911; d 2 Dec 2008; Lay Guardian 1955-82; Emeritus 1982-2008; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hilary stall on north side of chancel; and see William Davage, Anglo-Catholicism and Aristocracy (reprint of First Clumber Lecture, 2009, available from Worksop Priory); referred to as The Hon Patrick Maitland, The Master of Lauderdale, before succeeding to the title in 1968; photograph.
Lawson, Fr Alexander Cuthbert d 17 May 1966; see web page.
League of Our Lady second pilgrimage 1923; League pilgrimages from Birmingham from 1932; photograph; 1931 the League of Our Lady (founded 1904) amalgamated with the Confraternity of Our Lady (founded 1880) to become The Society of Mary; the League played a vital role in the revival of pilgrimage to Walsingham, from its first pilgrimage in October 1922, three months after the statue was set up in the parish church; some of its officers were original Guardians of the Shrine; a souvenir book of photographs - People, Places and Things (2006) contains many photographs with Walsingham connections.
lectern in the Shrine church given 1996 in memory of Fr Carefull by the Theodore Trust (a charitable trust which he had set up before he died); made by Simon Marshall.
Legend of Norfolk, A short film on the history of Walsingham and the Shrine made by the Catholic Truth Society 1937, prepared by Martin Gillett; synopsis of film.
Leonard, Bishop Graham Douglas b 8 May 1921; d 6 Jan 2010; Honorary Guardian 1970–2000; Bishop of Truro 1973-81; Bishop of London 1981-91.
Lingwood, Fr Derrick Albert b 17 Mar 1910; d 5 Apr 1972; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; became Priest Guardian on ordination 23 Sept 1934; Bursar and Registrar 1931-56; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Patrick stall on north side of chancel; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 100-102; one of the six carved heads in the Shrine church roof; photograph; left Walsingham to become incumbent of St Martin's Torquay 1956.
Little Guide, The Fr Patten's first guide to the newly-opened Holy House, October 1931, and editions in 1932, 1935, 1938, 1939; scanned copies of two editions.
Littler, Gwyneth gave the long brown rosary to the Shrine, still used in Shrine prayers.
Living Rosary of Our Lady and St Dominic the statue on south side of Annunciation Altar given 1952 in memory of Martin Havergal by members of the Living Rosary of Our Lady and St Dominic (founded 1905); replaced in the 1980s by the new Richeldis statue, but soon restored (to north side) at the request of the Order (their website).
Lloyd, Fr Denys CR; Guardian 1986-90; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Columba stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Lloyd, the Misses were in Fr Patten's congregation at Carshalton 1920-21 and later moved to Walsingham to help in the early days of the restoration of the Shrine.
Lockett, Fr Paul Honorary Chaplain to the Queen from 2012; Chantry Priest 2012-16; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2012.
Loddiges, Miss Helena 1880-1975; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1953-75; she is thought to have contributed financially to St Joseph's chapel, and the Shrine has a chalice engraved underfoot with "Pray for Helena Loddiges".
London Committee for Walsingham Fr Fynes-Clinton pioneered the promotion of the Walsingham restoration to London churches; 1920s founded informal clergy committee called the Walsingham Clergy Fund, to supplement Fr Patten's meagre stipend and to enable an assistant priest to be appointed; during changing circumstances of wartime in 1943 this became the London Committee for Walsingham, chaired by Fr Twisaday; concentrated on building up Devotions in May and October, when money was raised for the Shrine, on arranging a London mass in July, and on propaganda and advertisement for the Shrine and its activities; also organised the Priests' Pilgrimages, relieving Shrine Office of work, and arranged Walsingham meetings in towns and cities in southern England; then changed name to the Central Committee for Walsingham; behind the 1957 Appeal, and the formation of the Friends of Walsingham; its work later subsumed into the general reorganisations of Shrine supporters; 1942 Appeal.
London pilgrimage, first 1928, led by Fr Eves of St Alban's Holborn.
Long, George Edwin d 23 Oct 1960; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Wilfrid stall on south side of chancel; churchwarden of St Mary's, Walsingham; Fr Patten's right-hand man; photograph.
long brown rosary history of this rosary given by Gwyneth Littler and still used in Shrine prayers.
Lunn, Fr Graham Edward Shrine Priest from 2015; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2015.
Lury, Fr Harford Elton d 1 Jan 1940; Founding Priest Guardian 1931; married, but this was glossed over at the time as Fr Patten needed him; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Curé d’Ars stall on south side of chancel; photograph; see Michael Yelton, The Twenty One (2009), pp 73-76.
   
McIntyre, Amanda Lay Guardian from 2015.
Maclagan, Sir Eric William Dalrymple d 14 Sept 1951; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Edward stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Maitland, Patrick see Earl of Lauderdale
Mantle, Richard Lay Guardian from 1998; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Clare stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
maps Enid Chadwick's 1935 map of the village; her 1963 version of it; an edited version of the 1963 map was prepared for the Shrine's Pocket Guide, with later additions; the current bird's-eye-view plan of the grounds was drawn by Jeremy Rays, 2006.
Margaret Mary, Mother d 18 Apr 1969; returned to Haggerston in 1968 and is buried in the SSM burial plot in the City of London Cemetery; memorial in St Mary's Walsingham churchyard; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-69; one of the three sisters who arrived from Haggerston 16 Apr 1947; played the Shrine organ when necessary; The Sisters in Walsingham; photographs and obituary.
Marie Louise, Princess 1872-1956; granddaughter of Queen Victoria; visited as a pilgrim frequently before the War and claimed to be "the first of our family to visit Walsingham since Henry VIII".
Marlow, Barbara Lay Guardian 1997-2012; Guardian Emerita from 2012; first female Guardian; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hugh stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
married Guardians see The Guardians
Marshall, Simon maker of the memorial lectern and items of sanctuary furniture in the Shrine church.
Martin, Andrew worked in the Shrine and acted as beadle from time to time between William Frary's death (1953) and appointment of Leonard Whitmore (1957).
Martin, Miss Matron of St Hilary's.
Mary Kathleen, Sister d 2007; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1990-2007.
Mary Lioba, Sister see The Anchoresses
Mary Magdalene, Mother see The Anchoresses
Mary Phillida, Sister see The Anchoresses
Mary Teresa, Mother and Sister Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2000; see The Sisters in Walsingham.
Maryon-Wilson, The Revd Sir George Percy Maryon [12th] bt b 22 Feb 1897; d 11 July 1965; Guardian 1935-65; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St George stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
medieval Walsingham the Shrine holds no archives of medieval Walsingham but in the medieval section of the website there are copies of articles and documents relating to its archaeology and history; there are also copies of Fr Patten's writings on the medieval Shrine.
Milky Way see Walsingham Way
Milner, Sir William Frederick Victor Mordaunt [8th] bt b 2 Oct 1893; d 29 Mar 1960 (not 19 Mar as sometimes given); succeeded father 1931; major benefactor of the Shrine, giving land and great financial assistance, and many unreported acts of generosity; Founding Lay Guardian 1931; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Wilfrid stall on south side of chancel; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 102-104; and see Heather M Beaumont, Sir William Milner (1985), and a review of this biography in Walsingham Review Easter 1985; buried in Burnsall churchyard, not in the specially-consecrated ground at Parcevall Hall as he had wished; one of the six carved heads in the Shrine church roof; photograph; iconic photograph at head of Translation procession 1931; photograph with Bracken; Milner Chantry; his reminiscences.
Milner & Craze architectural partnership of Sir William Milner and Romilly Bernard Craze; responsible for design of many of the Shrine buildings and of Parcevall Hall.
Milner Wing opened 8 October 2009 by The Duke of Edinburgh (see Walsingham Review Advent 2009, and YouTube local news coverage).
'Miss Will' name by which Miss Dorothy Williams was affectionately known.
Mitcham, Fr Andrew Mark Shrine Assistant Priest 1994-96; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 2000-02; Guardian from 2002; Vicar of Walsingham from 2013; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Monahan, Bridget b 1910; d 15 Aug 2009; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1992-2009; encouraged Sister Mary Lioba as anchoress in Walsingham grounds; daughter of Fr William Beattie Monahan of St Swithun's with Old St Martin's, Worcester; 1931 her eldest sister was the first person to lead a Children's Pilgrimage to Walsingham, from St Mary the Virgin Kettering, where her husband, Fr Douglas Cooper, was Vicar for 19 years; Bridget's photograph and reminiscences.
Money, Richard local stone carver who did work in the Shrine Church.
Morley, John Geoffrey Nicholson [not Morely] b 17 Apr 1905; d 15 Apr 1983; Lay Guardian 1964-68 (installed just before the blessing of the North Cloister); Guardian Emeritus 1968-83; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; his name is not on a Guardians’ stall; Times political journalist.
Morris, David Freestone [Augustine in religion] b 19 Aug 1905; d 20 Jan 1997; Guardian 1960-80; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel; Abbot of Nashdom 1948-74; photograph.
Morris, Stephen Lay Guardian 2008-11; photograph.
Mortimer, Robert Cecil d 11 Sept 1976; Honorary Guardian 1970-76; Bishop of Exeter.
Mother see under name in religion.
   
Nathanael, Archimandrite 1906-85; attended 1938 blessing and opening of the Shrine Church; Archbishop of Vienna and Austria 1981-85.
National Pilgrimages name of the annual Whit Monday (now late May Bank Holiday) pilgrimage; The Whit Monday Pilgrimages (the National).
National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, The in the early days of the restoration of the Shrine Fr Patten sometimes described it as 'England's National Shrine of Our Lady' and some prewar publications bear this title; in 1934 the Slipper Chapel was declared The Roman Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady, as it remains; first major pilgrimage there 19 Aug 1934, attended by Cardinal Bourne; the Anglican Shrine is known as The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham; joint website portal.
Nestor of Kamchatka and Petropavlovsk, Archbishop 1884-1962; attended 1938 blessing and opening of the Shrine Church; Metropolitan of Kirovgrad and Nikolaevsk 1958-62.
News Chronicle the pillars supporting the gallery behind the high altar came from the News Chronicle building in Fleet Street, London, that was being demolished at the time of the building of the church: its offices were near to those of Milner & Craze.
Nicholas [Gibbes], Archimandrite 1876-1963; attended 1938 blessing and opening of the Shrine Church; lived with the Russian Imperial family as tutor to the Tsarevich from 1908 until their deaths in 1917; later lived as an Orthodox priest in Oxford; adopted a son, George, whose own son attended the Sanctuary School.
North, Fr Philip John Guardian from 2000; Administrator 2002-2008; Master of the Guardians from 2016; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Gabriel stall on south side of chancel; Bishop of Burnley from 2015; photograph.
Northern, Major R A Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham, and the Order's first Registrar, 1960-65.
Norton, Lord [6th Baron: father of 7th Baron below] b 21 Feb 1886; d 17 Feb 1961; Lay Guardian 1935-61; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 104; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hilary stall on north side of chancel; President of Church Union 1947-50; had worked for Ninian Comper; photograph; his recollections.
Norton, Lord [7th Baron: son of 6th Baron above] b 24 Nov 1915; d 24 Sept 1993; Lay Guardian 1967-93; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Laurence stall on north side of chancel; the Norton Room was named after him in recognition of his work for the Shrine, particularly in managing the Parcevall Hall estate; photograph.
Norton Room café bar beneath the Refectory opened Easter 2003; named after Lord Norton (7th) [above]; the main Refectory building was opened by Princess Alexandra 21 July 2001.
Norwich, Bishops of see Graham James; Bertram Pollock
Novum Opus words (meaning 'the New Work') frequently used by Fr Patten in the early days of the restoration; in medieval times the outer protecting chapel built around the original wattle Holy House was described as the Novum Opus in early records, probably first mentioned by William of Worcester in 1479; it was built between 1450 and 1470 but still unfinished at Erasmus's visit in 1511; 1931 Fr Patten built the Holy House and around it the protecting chapel, which he therefore referred to as the Novum Opus; the inner corridor around the Holy House was known as the Ambulatory; that remained so until the Shrine Church was built in 1938.
   
O’Connor, Ann 1949-2001; the 15th station has been rebuilt and stands as a backdrop to the Halifax altar; the reconstruction is in memory of Ann O’Connor.
O’Ferrall, Margaret E G d December 1980; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 113; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1969-80;
O’Rorke, Mowbray Stephen [not O'Rourke] b 1869; d 15 Mar 1953; Founding Priest Guardian 1931-53; St Cuthbert stall on south side of chancel; did not sign Guardians’ Roll; second Bishop of Accra 1913-24; Rector of Blakeney 1924-35; his ashes buried in the Shrine Church under his effigy; one of the six carved heads in the Shrine church roof; photograph; see also Andrew Grant, Anglo-Catholicism in Ghana (ACHS 2016).
Oldland, Fr John Leyshon b 27 Oct 1906; d 1995; curate Good Shepherd, Carshalton Beeches (as Fr Patten had been); St John's Balham; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1975-95 (not from 1960 as printed elsewhere); frequent visitor to Walsingham and assistant in jubilee masses and processions of 1947, 1952 & 1957; article, 'A Portuguese Pilgrimage' in OLM 1956 (copy available on request); description of Whit Monday 1957 in OLM Summer 1957; he died minutes after being ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic church, 1995.
Oldroyd, Leslie Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1981-87.
Orangery, The built on part of the old College garden at the same time as the new Refectory, 2001.
Order of Our Lady of Walsingham, The see The Order of Our Lady of Walsingham; NB names of current members of the Order are not given on this website unless they are already in the public domain.
organists, Shrine several organists have served the Shrine in past years, including [not in chronological order] George Back, Peter Harbottle, Mother Margaret Mary, Norman Pope, Kenneth Condon, Francis Elbourne, Molly Bond, Arthur Robson, Jack Burns (part-time for over 30 years); the present organist, Peter Macken, was appointed in 2000.
Orthodox chapel in the Shrine Church 1938 Church ground plan; Orthodox chapel; see also Archbishop Seraphim
Orthodox connection with Shrine Orthodox Chapel of Theotokos was consecrated by Bishop Sava of Grodno (the Orthodox Chaplain General of the Polish forces in this country) on Whit Sunday 1945; some references give the actual day as Whit Monday, but referred to as Sunday in Our Lady's Mirror.
Oswald, Brother SSF see Oswald Bertie Wells
Our Lady of Paris flat cut-out image of Notre Dame de Paris erected temporarily above West Front of the Shrine 1931; not replaced until 1966 by statue of Our Lady (given by Fr Colin Stephenson by him personally from gifts to mark silver jubilee of his priesthood); the first image can be seen on outside wall of what is now called the Pilgrim Hall, facing east end of the Shrine church; re-carved and gilded 1983; photographs.
Our Lady of Pity first chapel of the Sisters, in a hut adjoining Stella Maris Hospice.
Our Lady of Sorrows chapel outside Station 4 on the Via Dolorosa; contains work by Martin Travers; restoration by Fr Roger Davison to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of his election as Guardian in 1964.
Our Lady of Sudbury statue at the Well in the Shrine church, made by James and Lilian Dagless; sometimes called Our Lady of the Smile.
Our Lady of Victories and St John the Apostle, chapel of the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Death on the Cross (The Crucifixion) (1938: Fynes-Clinton Chantry, Catholic League and Sodality of the Precious Blood); in 1938 the dedication was to St John Evangelist and remained so until at least 1950; some time after that the dedication changed to Our Lady of Victories and St John the Apostle.
Our Lady’s Mirror The first journal of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham, 1926-59; predecessor of the Walsingham Review; link to overview page and to individual copies.
outdoor photographs of the Shrine Church 1938.
overseas there had been interest from parishes in other countries from the beginning of the restoration, particularly in Australia, Africa and America, but first specific mention of visits in Our Lady's Mirror is in the 1929 Spring/Summer number: "Priests from America are beginning to find their way to Walsingham, one conducting a weekend pilgrimage for Holy Cross, St Pancras, and two visiting with pilgrims from Yorkshire."
overseas shrines, early 1926 Nassau, Canada; 1930 Sheboygan, USA.
Oxford Crown the silver crown for Our Lady's statue, given by Fr Alex Lawson and Fr Roger Wodehouse and the parish of St Paul, Oxford, 1929.
   
PAHH ( Priests Associate of the Holy House) "Priest Associates" in early Shrine literature; founded 1931 - this date sometimes wrongly given as 1927 because of a misreading in an early Our Lady's Mirror; error copied as definitive in Our Lady's Mirror 1958, and in turn taken and published by Fr Colin Stephenson in Walsingham Way and hence perpetuated; see article in Walsingham Review Advent 2009 (but note that Fr Colin Stephenson was not one of the original 1931 Guardians as stated there on p 8).
painters and sculptors working for or commissioned by the Shrine Enid Chadwick; James Dagless and his sister Lilian; Anthony Baynes; Ian Howgate; John Hayward; Gordon Beningfield; Siegfried Pietsch; Jane Quail; David Begbie; see also H M Price.
Parcevall Hall home of Sir William Milner (1893-1960), given to the Shrine; dedicated for use as the Bradford diocesan retreat house and conference centre 23 Apr 1964; designed by his architect partner Bernard Craze, who was also the architect of the Shrine; the beautiful gardens that Sir William created there are open to the general public.
Parkinson, Stephen Director, Forward in Faith, 1993-2012; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2012.
Parliamentary Pilgrimage 16 May 1973; first parliamentary pilgrimage, organised by the Earl of Lauderdale (Guardian); all denominations joined in and visited both Shrines; another large one 13 May 1981, again led by Lord Lauderdale.
Patten, Alfred Hope b 17 Nov 1885; d 11 Aug 1958; Parish Priest of Walsingham 1921-58 and Restorer of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham; signature at top of first column of the Guardians’ Roll; Master of the Guardians 1931-58; Administrator 1931-58; Our Lady stall on south side of chancel; Founder of the College of Guardians 1931; his effigy, on north side near the well, was painted by Enid Chadwick 1965; one of the six carved heads in the Shrine church roof; he wrote most of the Shrine Publications in the early days including Our Lady's Mirror; Gallery photograph; his 1931 photograph album; 1938 album; his funeral; see Biographies of Fr Patten.
Pember, Clifford painted the picture of Our Lady that was put up in the parish church in place of the statue after its translation to the Holy House in 1931; the painting was destroyed in the 1961 fire.
Petersen, Canon Vivan [not Vivian] Albertus d 9 September 1966; Honorary Guardian (USA) 1946-66; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 105; Rector of St James, Cleveland, Ohio; came to Walsingham in its early days and was life-long supporter and generous benefactor; Fr Patten wrote to him during the war urging that if the Shrine and everyone here were destroyed he must immediately raise money in America and get it restored at once.
Phillida, Sister Mary [Lady Phillida Shirley], not Phyllida b 4 Nov 1896; d 26 Dec 1985; The Anchoresses.
photographers Kenneth Faircloth (d 2004), who ran a photographic shop in the village, acted for many years as Shrine photographer; the gap he left was later filled by Graham Howard, who is currently Honorary Shrine Photographer; his website albums of every major Shrine event in the previous twelve months are posted the main Shrine site - go to its Home Page and follow Photo Gallery link; after each event he gives a disc of the set of photographs to the Shrine archives for permanent preservation.
photographs the Photographic Records page tries to indicate the various sections of the site where collections of photographs are found - please look at the Menu tab and under individual subjects as well.
Pickles, Wilfred presented the Have a Go radio programme that visited Walsingham in 1954.
Pieta, The memorial to William Frary; used to stand near Pilgrim Hall; now refurbished and relocated to niche near St Anne’s at the rear of the house lived in by the Frary family.
Pietsch, Siegfried carved altar crucifix in wood for the Guild of All Souls Chapel; re-carved Our Lady of Paris image 1983.
pilgrim arrow badges one design of the brooch-type badges worn by medieval pilgrims to the Shrine: a circular brooch with the Annunciation set within a circle which in turn is within a six-pointed star: one badge was like this, and another design had this brooch set on a broad arrow; moulds for these have been unearthed locally, and are in museums in London, Norfolk and elsewhere; 1935 Fr Patten had a replica of the arrow badge struck and these were sold in the Shrine Shop; there are references to these pilgrim arrow badges in Our Lady's Mirror Summer 1935 and Our Lady's Mirror Winter/Spring 1938.
pilgrim badges medieval pilgrim badges have been found in many parts of the country; they are not easily identifiable, but certain types are known to be Walsingham badges: of the Annunciation with or without arrow [above paragraph], of The Virgin and Child and of The Holy House; modern replicas of many are widely available including in Walsingham shops and online.
Pilgrim Hall the first refectory and used as a dormitory for some of the early pilgrims; photographs; closed as a refectory 1966; later used as pilgrim youth accommodation as well as picnic area; always in use, especially nowadays by the Education Department; it was an old barn converted in the 1930s for Pilgrim use; before that it had been used as a Salvation Army Citadel and at the time the property was acquired it was a Friends’ Meeting House.
Pilgrim Hymn sung to the tune of the Lourdes hymn; the first version was written by Sir William Milner in 1926 (and was printed in the first Pilgrim's Manual 1928); used until rewritten by Fr Colin Stephenson in 1959, and his version still in use today; we do not know how Sir William (who died in 1960) felt about the revision.
Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Walsingham, The League of Our Lady booklet c. 1924.
pilgrimages, parish accounts of parish pilgrimages from various parts of the country from 1925 to 1959.
Pilgrims’ Manual first edition 1928; fifth edition 1952; the last was the twentieth edition and now two new manuals are used for midweek and weekend use.
Pilkington of Oxenford, The Revd Canon Lord b 5 Sept 1933; d 14 Feb 2011; Honorary Guardian 2002-11.
Pinchard, John Lester Biddulph d 20 Apr 1956; Guardian 1940-56; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Curé d’Ars stall on south side of chancel; Shrine has vestments made by his mother for him; photograph; see Michael Yelton, The Twenty One (2009), pp 77-78.
plaques, votive on the west wall of the Shrine church put up in the early days in thanksgiving to Our Lady for favours received; some have been placed in more recent times.
Pollock, Bishop Bertram Bishop of Norwich at the beginning of Fr Patten's restoration of the Shrine; for the story of his participation see throughout Michael Yelton, Alfred Hope Patten and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (2006), and Colin Stephenson, Walsingham Way (either edition).
Polski, Fr Michael attended 1938 blessing and opening of the Shrine Church, walking behind the Archimandrites in the procession; later an archpriest and the author of The New Martyrs of Russia (1972).
Powell, Claude Tringham Graham d 3 Nov 1952; Guardian 1935-52; married; did not sign Guardians’ Roll; All Saints stall on south side of chancel; photograph;and see Roy Tricker, Anglicans on High (2014), pp131-2.
Price, H M artist and calligrapher doing work for Fr Patten around the time of the building of the Holy House (1931); style similar to that of Enid Chadwick, making identification of some work difficult although the spelling 'Ladye' is one identifying feature; nothing known of him/her (information welcomed); examples; possibly 'Honor M Price', who died in 1960.
Prideaux, Abbot (William) Gostwyck (Charles) [Denys in religion] b 16 September 1864; d 29 November 1934; Founding Priest Guardian 1931-34; Founder Abbot of Pershore 1922; community moved to Nashdom 1926 and he became first Abbot of Nashdom; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St George stall on north side of chancel; photograph see his biography by Dom Aidan Harker in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no 17 (1983); and see Peta Dunstan, The Labour of Obedience (2009).
Priests Associate of the Holy House (PAHH) "Priest Associates" in early Shrine literature; founded 1931: this date sometimes wrongly given as 1927 because of a misreading in an early Our Lady's Mirror; error copied as definitive in Our Lady's Mirror 1958, and in turn taken and published by Fr Colin Stephenson in Walsingham Way and hence perpetuated; see article in Walsingham Review Advent 2009 (but note that Fr Colin Stephenson was not one of the original 1931 Guardians as stated there on p 8).
Princess Alexandra opened new Refectory 21 July 2001.
Princess Marie Louise 1872-1956; granddaughter of Queen Victoria; visited as a pilgrim frequently before the War and claimed to be "the first of our family to visit Walsingham since Henry VIII".
processions in the Shrine grounds before microphones and other improvements were introduced the organists accompanying processions played the procession out of the building, then went down the back steps to watch it go round the grounds, then picked the tune up when the procession came back in the door; the first amplifying system was installed in 1966; the Sunday afternoon Procession of the Blessed Sacrament was started in 1966.
   
Quail, Jane sculptress and woodcarver; created the Beatitude Stations of the Cross in the Shrine grounds 2001; The Beatitude Stations (2007) with meditations by Bruce Carlin and photographs by Graham Howard.
Quail, Paul d 2010; husband of Jane (above); modern stained glass artist who advised the Shrine on its stained glass.
Quainton Hall School, Harrow acquired by the Shrine by gift 1945; and see P Milner, Quainton Hall School (1997).
Quiet Garden on the south side of the Shrine Church, accessed through South Cloister, designed 2006 by Tessa Hobbs (who also redesigned the main Shrine gardens in 2004); here are the First and Second Stations of the Cross.
railway station (Walsingham) opened 1 Dec 1857; on the Wells & Fakenham Railway, later part of the Great Eastern Railway; served Great and Little Walsingham; closed 5 October 1964; since 1982 there has been a second station at Walsingham: the southern terminus of the narrow gauge Wells and Walsingham Light Railway: this station is slightly north of the original, the latter now having a car and coach park on the site of the tracks; photograph.
Ramsey, Archbishop Michael Archbishop of Canterbury 1961-74; preached at the National Pilgrimage in a private capacity 1978, after his retirement.
Randall, Terence designed the crucifix and candles in the Guild of All Souls Chapel (carved by Siegfried Pietsch).
Raybould, Fr Paul Jevon d 23 Jan 1952; Honorary Guardian; celebrant of the mass held outside in the Shrine grounds as an overflow from the Shrine Church at the blessing and opening 1938.
Raynes, Richard Elliott [Raymond in religion] d 12 June 1958; Priest Guardian 1949-58 ; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Joseph stall on north side of chancel; see Nicholas Mosley, Life of Raymond Raynes (1961); Superior CR; photograph.
Rear, Fr Michael John Parish Priest of Walsingham, 1989-95; author of Walsingham: Pilgrims and Pilgrimage (2011).
refectory, first what is now called the Pilgrim Hall; photographs; closed as a refectory 1966 and renamed Pilgrim Hall; later used as pilgrim youth accommodation as well as picnic area; always in use, especially nowadays by the Education Department; it was an old barn converted in the 1930s for Pilgrim use; before that it had been used as a Salvation Army Citadel and at the time the property was acquired it was a Friends’ Meeting House.
refectory, second opened Mar 1967; refurbished 1988; on outside of the building was the pilgrim symbol of the shell of St James Compostella (given by Shell Oil); this is now outside the current refectory; photographs.
refectory, third (current) blessed by Archbishop of York (Dr David Hope, a Guardian) 2000; officially opened by Princess Alexandra 21 July 2001; the shell outside comes from the second refectory [see above]; the large sculpture on the wall inside entitled The Wedding Feast at Cana was created by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge, measures 9 ft by 7 ft and is carved out of Portland stone; the figures are set against a background of the Roman lettering for which this workshop is famous; stained glass windows by Michael Coles (the life of Christ told through the seasons of the Church year), and in the tower (meditation on Isaiah 12:3).
reminiscences of a variety of people mostly about the early days of the Shrine, but with some later; start page.
Repository, The first Shrine shop also known as The Repository.
Restorer, The a name by which Fr Patten liked to be known; 'his' chapel was SS Hugh and Patrick, which was sometimes known as The Restorer's Chapel.
Richards, Oliver former choirmaster of St Mary's who assisted the servers and choir at the blessing and opening of the Shrine Church 1938.
Richeldis, statues of (1) the statue at the Altar of the Annunciation started life (date uncertain) as that of St Bernadette of Lourdes, holding a candle; statue was repainted and the candle removed; its Holy House was carved by Percy Yabsley; originally placed on the left hand side of the entrance porch as welcoming visitors, and at one time a visitors' book was placed in front of the statue; in 1983 or 1984 the statue was repainted and moved to its present position displacing St Dominic, who had been there for many years; St Dominic was moved away, but was soon returned (to the other side) at the request of the Order of the Living Rosary of Our Lady and St Dominic; photograph; (2) the statue in Richeldis House given 1990 by the architect, Anthony Rossi.
Richeldis House opened 1 May 1990 by Mrs Graham Leonard (see Walsingham Review Assumptiontide 1990); architect Anthony Rossi; order of service.
Roberts, Andrew Lay Guardian from 2012.
Roe, Fr Alan Arthur Parish Priest of Walsingham, 1959-76; d 12 May 1992 at the Priory while leading the intercessions at a dedication festival mass.
Roe, Fr Charles Edward 1862-1940; Rector of Buxted 1917-35; Fr Patten was his curate 1919-20; monumental brass to Fr Roe on floor of the Shrine Church at Walsingham (he is buried at Buxted).
Roman Catholic Shrine Slipper Chapel declared the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 1934; first major pilgrimage there 19 Aug 1934, attended by Cardinal Bourne; website.
rosary, long brown history of this rosary given by Gwyneth Littler and still used in Shrine prayers.
Rosary and Intercessions instituted in the parish church 1922, transferred to the Holy House 1931 and continued in the Shrine Church ever since.
Rossi, Anthony architect of Richeldis House.
Rowlands, Fr Graeme Charles Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 2001-09; Guardian from 2009.
Royal Family Many members of the Royal Family have visited Walsingham since Fr Patten's restoration of the Shrine; The Duchess of Kent came to open St Joseph's Wing in 1985 (see Walsingham Review Christmas 1985), Princess Alexandra to open the new refectory in 2001 (see Walsingham Review Assumptiontide 2001) and The Duke of Edinburgh to open the Milner Wing in 2009 (see Walsingham Review Advent 2009); The Duchess of Kent was known to be a pilgrim, and attended the National Pilgrimage 1980; a less well-known figure was Princess Marie Louise (1872-1956), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria: she visited as a pilgrim frequently before the War and claimed to be "the first of our family to visit Walsingham since Henry VIII"; other members of the Royal Family visit in a private capacity.
Rublev Ikon in Barn Chapel
Runcie, Archbishop Robert preached at the National Pilgrimage 1980 and prayed for unity in the Slipper Chapel; first Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Walsingham (officially) since Fr Patten's Restoration.
Rutt, Bishop Cecil Richard b 27 Aug 1925; d 27 July 2011; Honorary Guardian 1980-83.
   
Sacred Heart, chapel of the Sisters created in 1938 in the Shrine Church in what is now the upper Sacristy, behind the organ loft.
Sacred Order of the Living Rosary of Our Lady of Walsingham see The Order of Our Lady of Walsingham
sacristy painted black wood crucifix and candlesticks given for St Edward's altar are now in the sacristy.
St Anne chapel of The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation in the Temple (1938: The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham).
St Augustine, chapel of this chapel has been sited on the same spot since 1938 but in three completely different appearances.
St Benedict, statue of now in the south (Jubilee) cloister of the Shrine church; for its history see 'St Benedict' by Daphne Brotherton in Walsingham Review Candlemass 2015, page 5.
St Clare, St Francis and, chapel of the Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension (1938: Church Union (Seven Years Association)); also sometimes referred to as the Chapel of the Ascension.
St Columba and the Celtic Saints, chapel of the Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit (1938: Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary); also sometimes referred to as The Holy Spirit Chapel.
St Cuthbert and St Wilfred, chapel of the Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging (1938: The Milner Chantry).
St David statue given to the Shrine by the pilgrims of Wales for the Chapel of St Columba and the Celtic Saints; blessed 20 July 2010; carved by Emyr Hughes; coloured by Stephen Bellion.
St Dominic statue was on south side of Annunciation Altar given 1952 in memory of Martin Havergal by members of the Living Rosary of Our Lady and St Dominic (founded 1905); replaced in the 1980s by the new Richeldis statue, but soon restored (to north side) at the request of the Order of the Living Rosary of Our Lady and St Dominic.
St Edward the Confessor, chapel of, and chantry chapel of King Edward I; the Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (The Chantry Chapel).
St Francis and St Clare, chapel of the Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension (1938: Church Union (Seven Years Association)); also sometimes referred to as the Chapel of the Ascension.
St Gabriel weather-vane "the golden figure of St Gabriel" has been on the tower of the Shrine Church since it was built 1938: blew down in a storm Christmas Eve 1977 but was restored; there was a statue of St Gabriel in the medieval shrine; photographs.
St Gabriel and St Vincent, chapel of the Annunciation Altar the First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation (1938: Society of Mary, The Living Rosary and St Dominic).
St George, chapel of the First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden (1938: Scouts and later Guides; later The Sanctuary School; later Quainton Hall School).
St Helena and St Hilary, chapel of the Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity (1939: Children's Home).
St Hilary, St Helena and, chapel of the Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity (1939: Children's Home).
St Hilary’s children's home run by the Shrine from 1939 to 1977; see St Hilary's.
St Hugh and St Patrick, chapel of the Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns (1938: The Restorer's Chapel).
St John the Apostle, Our Lady of Victories and, chapel of the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Death on the Cross (The Crucifixion) (1938: Fynes-Clinton Chantry, Catholic League and Sodality of the Precious Blood); in 1938 the dedication was to St John Evangelist and remained so until at least 1950; some time after that the dedication changed to Our Lady of Victories and St John the Apostle.
St John the Evangelist, chapel of the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Death on the Cross (The Crucifixion) (1938: Fynes-Clinton Chantry, Catholic League and Sodality of the Precious Blood); St John Evangelist remained the dedication until at least 1950; later the dedication changed to Our Lady of Victories and St John the Apostle [above].
St John Vianney (Curé d'Ars), chapel of the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross (1938: The Priest Associates; later SSC).
St Joseph, chapel of the First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection (1938: no allocation; later Fr Norris Chantry); the bell tower.
St Joseph's Wing site blessed by Bishop Anselm Genders 16 Dec 1984 (see Walsingham Review Easter 1985: the date is given there as the 6th, but on the photograph on our webpage the imprinted date is 16th); Mrs Nancy Thomson (wife of Fr Cyril Thomson) turned the first spade of earth; building opened by the Duchess of Kent 4 Oct 1985 (see Walsingham Review Christmas 1985); history of the Shrine's healing ministry; photographs including of the Well and of St Joseph's Wing.
St Lawrence, altar of, this altar (created 1961) was in the niche on the left hand side of the south-east door into the Shrine (behind the Pilgrim Hall); it stood opposite another niche (still there) in which the statue of King Charles I was first placed (now in a niche halfway up the adjacent stairs); its altar piece was of the Martyrdom of St Lawrence, painted by Anthony Baynes; the altar previously in the Chapel of the Nativity was made redundant in 1961 and was moved to make an altar here; photograph; the elaborately-decorated frame can still be seen today, further along, surrounding the doorway into the confessionals built in 1980; the original medieval Shrine had a famous chapel of St Lawrence.
St Mary's parish church, Walsingham Fr Patten was Parish Priest 1921-58; disastrous fire 14 July 1961; rebuilt church consecrated 8 Aug 1964.
St Michael and St George house in High Street (now called Shields because of the heraldic shields on the exterior) bought 1926 to become the Hospice of SS Michael and George, with part being the Shrine shop; sold in late 1930s as there was no more use for it and the proceeds used to pay off debts on Stella Maris Hospice; 1953 repurchased to use as a hostel to cater for the older boys from St Hilary's now at work who needed accommodation different from a children's home; sold again later.
St Pancras, Holy Cross Fr Patten was curate to Fr Francis Baverstock there 1913-15.
St Patrick, St Hugh and, chapel of the Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns (1938: The Restorer's Chapel).
St Philip Neri, St Thomas of Canterbury and, chapel of the Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple (1938: Chantry Chapel of Fr Tooth and Fr Wilmot Phillips; later also of Major Bowker).
St Thomas of Canterbury and St Philip Neri, chapel of the Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple (1938: Chantry Chapel of Fr Tooth and Fr Wilmot Phillips; later also of Major Bowker); the wall-painting of St Thomas's martyrdom was done by Fr Eustace Hand in 1945.
St Vincent of Saragossa reliquary by the side of the Altar of the Annunciation; installed 1932; painted by Lilian Dagless [not by Enid Chadwick as often assumed: she had not yet been to Walsingham].
St Vincent, St Gabriel and, chapel of the Annunciation Altar; the First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation (1938: Society of Mary, The Living Rosary and St Dominic).
St Wilfred, St Cuthbert and, chapel of the Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging (1938: The Milner Chantry).
Salt, Bishop John William OGS Bishop of St Helena 1999-2011; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2014.
Salvation Army before being converted from an old barn to a Pilgrim Refectory and dormitory in the 1930s, the building now known as the Pilgrim Hall had first been used as a Salvation Army Citadel; after that, at the time the property was acquired, it was a Friends’ Meeting House.
Sanctuary apart from the usual meaning of the word, Fr Patten sometimes referred to the new Holy House and Novum Opus as The Sanctuary.
Sanctuary School started 1944, based in the Vicarage and the Friary; boarding side closed 1956; day school closed 1958; and see reminiscences of Michael Farrer and Paul Lewis; School coat of arms.
Sarah, Mother Mother of the Community of St Peter the Apostle, Westminster (Laleham), 1919-57; these sisters were the first to serve at Walsingham until the Society of St Margaret sisters came in Apr 1947; see The Sisters in Walsingham; and see Michael Yelton, Alfred Hope Patten and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham an illustrated biography (2006), esp Chapter 10; her likeness is one of the six carved heads in the Shrine church roof; photographs.
Satterthwaite, Bishop John Richard b 17 Nov 1925; d 23 May 2014; Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe 1980-93; Honorary Guardian1981-2014.
Sayer, Robin Alfred Christopher d 21 June 2006; Lay Guardian 1962-90; Guardian Emeritus 1990-94; local farmer and churchwarden; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St George stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
scapulars Until 1973 Members of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham (founded 1925) were given a miniature scapular to wear under their clothing; these were always pale blue, and larger (about 3" x 4") in later years; until 1960 purchased from Burns & Oates, the picture of Our Lady then being sewn to one side by the Shrine staff before being sent for presentation by the Cell Superior; from the Walsingham Review June 1973: "For some years now it has been almost impossible to keep pace with the demand for scapulars and the Guardians have decided that this should now be replaced by a pin badge of simple design. This is being put in hand and badges will be made available as soon as the problems of design and manufacture have been worked out. In medieval times the scapular was a symbol of the monastic obligation to the religious life and was never to be removed; so those who prefer to wear it close to their skin must take care!".
School of Embroidery, Clerkenwell run by the Sisters of Bethany, Lloyd Street, Clerkenwell, at which some of the Shrine vestments were made.
Scottish pilgrimage first pilgrimage 1936

Scout movement first Scouts in photographs were the Stepney Scouts who lined the procession to the Halifax Altar at the 1933 Centenary Mass, presumably brought to Walsingham by a local priest; in the new Shrine Church Chapel of St George was the Scouts' Chapel; 1944 Chapel used for Scouts and Sanctuary School (which had its own troop); Girl Guides also mentioned from time to time; after the Sanctuary School closed, the dedication passed to Quainton Hall School.

Seraphim, Archbishop of Western Europe [Alexander Lukianov] (1879-1959); visited Walsingham to bless the site of the proposed Orthodox Chapel on the liturgical south side of the new Shrine Church 19 Nov 1937; NB mainly because of the outbreak of War the building was never started, and the Orthodox Chapel has always been as now, at the top of the south staircase.
Sessford, George Minshull, Bishop b 7 Nov 1928; d 21 July 1996; Honorary Guardian 1984-1996; Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness.
Seven Years Association founded by Peter Winckworth and others at the 1933 Anglo-Catholic Congress in London as a junior branch of the Church Union, its members pledged to a seven years' plan of obedience to the precepts of the Church; seven years was the time designated for reporting to the next Anglo-Catholic Congress scheduled for 1940, but war prevented this; their chapel in the Shrine Church was The Ascension.
Shaw, Lt Cdr Sir John James Kenward [9th] bt became Best-Shaw in 1956; d 26 Feb 1984; Founding Lay Guardian 1931-78; Guardian Emeritus 1978-84; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 95-96; last survivor of the original 1931 Foundation; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Clare stall on north side of chancel; surname originally Shaw, became Best-Shaw 1956; photograph.
Sheboygan Fr A Parker Curtiss set up a copy of the Walsingham image in Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, 1930, and it was blessed the following year; Fr Curtiss was a friend of Fr Patten and had visited England and Walsingham; he was followed as Rector by Fr William Elwell who had been his curate there and later became an Honorary Guardian.
Sheehy, Fr Jeremy Patrick Guardian from 1997; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Columba stall on south side of chancel; photograph.
Shepherd, Fr (Frederick) John his parents (Fred and Pearl) ran a hostel for the older boys from St Hilary's 1953 in the house now known as Shields in the High Street, but then called the hostel of St Michael and St George; Brother John Augustine CSA; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1981-92; later ordained; see numerous references in Michael Yelton, Alfred Hope Patten and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham an illustrated biography (2006 esp pp 222-24).
Shields house in High Street (now so called because of the heraldic shields on the exterior) bought 1926 to become the Hospice of SS Michael and George, with part being the Shrine shop; sold in late 1930s as there was no more use for it and the proceeds used to pay off debts on Stella Maris Hospice; 1953 repurchased to use as a hostel to cater for the older boys from St Hilary's now at work who needed accommodation different from a children's home.
Shirley, Lady Phillida Sister Mary Phillida; see The Anchoresses.
shop from 1926, before the Holy House was built, books, cards, devotional items and souvenirs were available for sale to pilgrims in Walsingham; 1926 house purchased in High Street to become the Hospice of SS Michael and George, with part being the Shrine shop, first managed by Alice Doyle-Smithe; managed by Dorothy Ferrier 1945-72; 1931 when Holy House first opened items were sold inside the building where St Edward's Chapel now is; 1936 these moved outside to a hut because of the noise created within the Shrine; hut was in forecourt of Shrine Church and later where Guild of All Souls' Chapel now is; shop premises started in Common Place 1970; managed by Richard Hill 1972-88; floor space expanded after acquisition of Bunn's garage next door 1987.
Shrine Church for details of the opening on 6 June 1938 see start page; ground plan; Fr Patten's two photograph albums start here; Fr Pearson's photograph album.
Sister see under name in religion
Sisters in Walsingham see The Sisters in Walsingham
Slipper Chapel declared the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 1934; first major pilgrimage there 19 Aug 1934, attended by Cardinal Bourne; website.
Sloane, Fr Andrew Honorary Guardian from 2003; St Paul's K Street, Washington DC.
Smallwood, Arthur William b 1873; d 9 Mar 1938; Lay Guardian 1936-38; did not sign Guardians' Roll; St Thomas stall on south side of chancel; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 105; director of the charitable Greenwich Hospital , and responsible for building The Royal Hospital School at Holbrook in 1933 and moving the boys’ school there, with its large chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham; pioneer of Christian unity and close friend of Abbé Paul Couturier; see Geoffrey Curtis, Paul Couturier and Unity in Christ (1964), esp pp 181-85; photograph.
Smith, Fr Charles David b 3 Nov 1915; d 29 Jan 2010; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1964-66; Guardian (Registrar) 1966-85; Administrator 1968-72; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Augustine and St Patrick stalls on north side of chancel; photograph.
Smith, Harriet Honorary Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1978; from Louisville, USA and started Milwaukee cell.
Smith, Fr Kevin Guardian from 2002; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Cuthbert stall on south side of chancel; Administrator-designate 2016; photograph.
Smith, Fr (Leonard Hugh) Michael d 22 Apr 1977; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-77; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 114; Rector of South Creake 1944-77.
Smith, Stanley MBE Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-85; Lay Guardian 1985-2000; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel; retired as Bursar 1998 after 42 years as Bursar and Pilgrimage Secretary; photograph; with the Duchess of Kent at St Joseph's.
Society of Mary their annual pilgrimage Aug 1938 described as 17th; formed by Lord Halifax in 1931 from two older societies set up in 1880 and 1904.
Society of Our Lady of Walsingham founded 20 Aug 1925, incorporating the Guild of Our Lady of Walsingham which had been founded in 1923; the names of the earliest members were inscribed in The Book of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham; the SOLW banner.
SOLW initials now widely used to mean the "Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham", but until recent years they were more commonly recognised as meaning the "Society of Our Lady of Walsingham" [above].
St for entries starting with St for Saint, look above as if spelt Saint in full.
stained glass several Comper windows in the Shrine church, and as well as other identifiable glass throughout there is a piece in the South Cloister given by Fr Colin Gill in May 1982 on his retirement after nine years as Master of the Guardians; expert opinion now is that it is a very good copy of a Flemish piece depicting Our Lady of Sorrows; Fr Peter Cobb has written a comprehensive paper on all the stained glass in the church.
Stations of the Cross the familiar penthouse stations throughout the gardens were erected as funds allowed between the opening of the Holy House in 1931 and the end of 1932; Jane Quail created the Beatitude Stations of the Cross in the colonnade in the gardens by St Joseph's 2001; and see The Beatitude Stations (2007) with meditations by Bruce Carlin and photographs by Graham Howard.
Stella Maris [Star of the Sea] Hospice/House house formerly called 'The Beeches', owned by local historian T A Bennett; 1924 the purchase for accommodation for pilgrims and the Sisters financed by Sir William Milner; blessed 11 June 1926; the word 'hospice' originally meant place of hospitality, hostel or refuge, especially one kept by religious, and therefore very suitable description for early pilgrim accommodation when Shrine was set up; later part of twentieth century saw emergence of nationwide hospice movement, where it meant place for tending the terminally ill; therefore renamed Stella Maris House 1993.
Stephens, Fr Francis designed the Annunciation Altar.
Stephenson, Fr John Colin, MBE d 14 Aug 1973: his death date was given on his mass card as 15 Aug, because his death is thought to have occurred between the two dates 14 & 15: as 15 August is the Feast of the Assumption, and as befitted JCS, it made a good story; Guardian 1953-1973; Administrator 1958-68; Master of the Guardians 1958-73; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Patrick stall on north side and All Saints and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel; confessionals extension built in his memory 1980; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), pp 87-89; photograph; photographs of his cats.
Stockwood, Bishop (Arthur) Mervyn b 27 May 1913; d 13 Jan 1995; Honorary Guardian 1971-95; Bishop of Southwark; photograph officiating at the blessing of new South Cloister 1972.
stone inscription in the wall below the Holy House window
stones the Holy House altar was built in 1931 of stones mainly from the ruined Walsingham Priory and some from other English religious houses; Fr Patten appealed for more stones and continued to receive so many that he incorporated some into the walls of the Holy House: Benedictine houses in north wall and Augustinian in south; some were built into the altar of St Edward's chantry (dedicated 4 Sept 1936); the rest used in the construction of the High Altar in new Shrine Church (picture of these, with key).
Strachan, Fr Donald Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 1980.
Struggles, Miss Mabel Gladys 1890-1968; lived in the village and helped organise flower girls in processions; the children from St Hilary, Cornwall, lived first in her house on arrival in Walsingham in 1939; photograph.
Sudbury, Our Lady of statue at the well in the Shrine Church (sometimes called Our Lady of the Smile); statue made by James and Lilian Dagless; the statue at Sudbury was installed in 1937; there is another copy at South Creake.
   
tabernacle see Blessed Sacrament Chapel; the chapel was re-ordered in 2002 and the tabernacle moved forward.
Teddington, St Alban Fr Patten was curate to Fr Cazalet here, 1915-18.
Teresa, Mary, Mother and Sister see The Sisters in Walsingham
Theodore Trust, The established by Fr Alan Carefull in Feb 1992.
Thomas, Fr, OSB acted as deacon at the mass at the blessing and opening of the Shrine Church 1938.
Thomson, Fr Cyril d 12 Sept 1990; Chantry priest 1982-90; his wife turned the first earth when Bishop Genders blessed the site of the new St Joseph's Wing in 1984.
Thomson, James Phillips Spalding Master of Charterhouse 2001-12; Member of Shrine Appeal Committee 2005-10; Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2010.
Tooth, Fr Arthur b 17 June 1839; d 5 Mar 1931; vicar of St James's Hatcham 1868-77; first priest imprisoned under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874; cenotaph under his effigy in Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury and St Philip Neri in the Shrine Church: he is not buried there; the 'Hatcham Crucifix' in the Shrine grounds on the north side of the Church, present since the opening of the Holy House, is said to have come from St James's Hatcham, but there is no evidence for this and it may well have been simply placed in his memory; see Joyce Coombs, Judgement on Hatcham (1969), pp 15 and 239.
Translation of the statue the statue of Our Lady set up in the parish church in 1922 was moved in procession to the new Holy House on Thursday 15 Oct 1931; Translation Anniversaries.
Travers, Martin work for the Shrine, a quotation from R Warrener & M Yelton, Martin Travers (2003); this book contains many other references to early Guardians and priests connected with Walsingham.
Treby, Miss Dorothy Maud (1904-83) Matron of St Hilary's who came from Cornwall with the children in 1939.
Twisaday, John Herbert Cloete d 18 Jan 1971; Guardian 1941-71; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis stall on south side of chancel; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 106; photograph.
   
Upcott, John Dalgairns b 26 Feb 1890; d 7 July 1962; Lay Guardian 1950-62; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Thomas stall on south side of chancel; Eton housemaster; photograph; portrait; for a detailed account of his service in WW1 see Charlotte Zeepvat, Before Action: William Noel Hodgson and the 9th Devons, a Story of the Great War (2014).
Urwin, Bishop Lindsay Goodall OGS Guardian from 2006; Administrator 2009-15; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Francis stall on south side of chancel; Bishop of Horsham 1993-2009; Honorary Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Norwich from 2009.
Vernon, Bishop Gerald Richard b 13 Feb 1899; d 12 May 1963; Guardian 1935-63; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Columba stall on south side of chancel; Bishop in Madagascar 1940-50; unlike Bishop Huddleston he remained a full Guardian after becoming an overseas bishop, although he had offered to resign if required; photograph.
Vicarage, Walsingham in Scarborough Road, visible from the Holt Road out of the village; Fr Patten's home until he moved to live in the College in the 1940s; vicarage occupied first also with him by the children from St Hilary's and then by the Sanctuary School (and see reminiscences of Dick Crowe and Michael Farrer); sold and converted to Sue Ryder Home and opened by Duchess of Gloucester 2000; then converted into house and apartments 2008.
votive plaques on the west wall of the Shrine church put up in the early days in thanksgiving to Our Lady for favours received; some have been placed in more recent times.
   
Wain, Fr Frank his diary for one week in Walsingham in July 1938 has been edited and published by his son; the Walsingham extract.
Walke, Fr Bernard vicar of St Hilary, Cornwall, 1912-36; in 1939 asked Fr Patten to take the children from his Jolly Tinners Home at St Hilary, and thus began St Hilary's in Walsingham; his book Twenty Years at St. Hilary was published in 1935, before he founded the orphanage.
Walker, Vera E inscribed on vellum the Book of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham, completed 1926.
walking pilgrimage from London, first Aug 1935; it was not 1936 as sometimes given: error perpetuated from Fr Stephenson in his Walsingham Way, p 237, although he himself had been on it; description; Fr Colin Stephenson's description.
Walsingham Association, The founded by the Roman Catholic Shrine in 1933 to encourage pilgrimage and devotion; website.
Walsingham College Trust Association (Ltd) or WCTA Ltd, formed 1936.
Walsingham Review successor of Our Lady's Mirror; link to overview page.
Walsingham Shrine and its Works, The scanned copies of both editions: 1948 and 1950.
Walsingham Way, The (1) title of book on the history of Walsingham and life of Fr Patten by Fr Colin Stephenson (1970; reprinted 2008); (2) the pilgrim routes to Walsingham: see Leonard E Whatmore, Highway to Walsingham (1973); (3) Oxford English Dictionary gives first appearance of the term as meaning The Milky Way galaxy c.1878 in Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem The Loss of the Eurydice but it goes back to medieval pilgrims who knew it as the Walsingham Way: as they saw it in the night sky it seemed to point towards Walsingham, indicating the right road; apart from its familiar uses in our Walsingham context, it occasionally appears in other literature as an alternative title for the Milky Way.
Ward, Ruth Lay Guardian from 2003; signature in the fourth column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Hilary stall on north side of chancel; photograph; review of Fr Colin Stephenson's two books on their reissue in 2008.
Warner, Bishop Martin Clive Guardian from 1993; Administrator 1993-2002; Master of the Guardians 2006-16; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Curé d’Ars and Our Lady stalls on south side of chancel; Bishop of Whitby 2010-12; Bishop of Chichester from 2012; photograph; photograph with Guardians after his Episcopal ordination 2010.
WCTA Ltd or Walsingham College Trust Association (Ltd), formed 1936.
weather-vane "the golden figure of St Gabriel" has been on the tower of the Shrine Church since it was built 1938: blew down in a storm Christmas Eve 1977 but was restored; there was a statue of St Gabriel in the medieval shrine; photographs.
Welcome Centre part of the Milner Wing, telling the story of Walsingham in words, pictures and a specially-commissioned film.
wells next to the Holy House is the well discovered during digging in 1931 and was therefore incorporated into the building; iron gate put in 1934; well deepened in 1991 to safeguard water supply; statue is of Our Lady of Sudbury (sometimes called Our Lady of the Smile), by James and Lilian Dagless; statue at Sudbury was installed in 1937; another copy at South Creake; in pre-1931 pilgrimages sprinklings took place at the holy wells in the Abbey grounds, on Wednesdays, the day that the grounds were open to the public; photographs.
Wells, Fr Oswald Bertie b 10 May 1918; d 8 Mar 2001; Guardian 1960-66; signature in the second column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; Franciscan Father Guardian1959-66; photograph; more biographical notes.
Weston, (David) Wilfrid (Valentine) Guardian 1980-84; Abbot of Nashdom 1974-84; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St John stall on north side of chancel.
Whatmore, Leonard E author of Highway to Walsingham (1973), reconstructing the Walsingham pilgrim routes, with sketch maps, and with references to the road in poetry, song and drama.
Whitby, Edward Otway Humphrey d 27 Sept 1948; Founding Priest Guardian 1931-48; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 107; and see his biography by in the CLA Oxford Prophets Series no (1983); and see Michael Yelton, The Twenty One (2009), pp 85-87; photograph.
Whitehead, Fr Michael Hutton Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1981-84; Guardian 1984-2009; Registrar 1985-2009; Guardian Emeritus from 2009; signature in the third column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Patrick stall on north side of chancel; photograph; with the Duchess of Kent at St Joseph's.
Whitmore, Leonard Arthur b 17 Sept 1913 d 25 Apr 1985; for obituary see ed Peter Cobb, Walsingham (1990), p 115; carilloner and beadle 1957-82; Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-85; photograph.
Whittemore, Professor Thomas 1871-1950; Honorary Lay Guardian 1946-50; American archaeologist and historian; founder of the Byzantine Institute of America in 1930.
Williams, Miss Dorothy Winifred b 6 Feb 1908; d 28 Feb 1991; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-91; Assistant Matron of St Hilary's 1948-69 where she was affectionately known as 'Miss Will'; buried at Warham All Saints [not St Mary's], Norfolk; photographs; photograph with William Frary 1950.
Williams, Archbishop Rowan preached at the National Pilgrimage 2004.
Wilson, The Revd Sir George Percy Maryon Maryon- [12th bt] b 22 Feb 1897; d 11 July 1965; Guardian 1935-65; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St George stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Wilson, Fr W G de Lara d 14 Aug 1964; Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1960-64; designed insignia for the Order.
Wizard the name of Fr Patten’s dog, painted in St Hugh’s chapel; this is incorrectly described in the Shrine's Pocket Guide as Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘black dog’ of depression.
Wodehouse, Fr Roger b 24 Sept 1890; d 18 Dec 1959; Founding Priest Guardian 1931-35 and 1950-59; signature in the first column of the Guardians’ Roll; St Anne stall on north side of chancel; photograph.
Wood, Charles Lindley see Viscount Halifax
Woodward, Dr George Ratcliffe vicar of Walsingham 1882-1888; see John E Barnes, George Ratcliffe Woodward (1996); buried, like his wife, in Walsingham churchyard, although the exact location is now unknown; famous as hymnologist, reviver of plainsong and author of many well-known Christmas carols.
Woolf, Dr David A Member of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2012.
   
Yabsley, Mrs Helen d 1995; second wife of Percy Yabsley [below]; Dame of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1981-95.
Yabsley, Percy d 1980; Lay Clerk of the Order of Our Lady of Walsingham 1967-80; retired to Walsingham and did many woodworking jobs for the Shrine including a lectern in his first wife's memory, simple stations on the Shrine Church pillars, panelling in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and legilium in Guild of All Souls Chapel.
Yelton, Michael author of many books on Anglo-Catholic history, including the definitive biography of Fr Patten; for those books of particular Walsingham interest see Bibliography.
Yorkshire Pilgrimages First Yorkshire Pilgrimage 29-31 May 1928; photograph.

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