THREE trains have been booked for a pilgrimage to Walsingham which Bishop Cowderoy will lead from the Southwark diocese on Sunday, July 2. Each train can take up to 450, and if the heavy bookings for seats continue, further trains will be ordered, making the pilgrimage the biggest of all Walsingham pilgrimages this year.
Two trains have been booked from Liverpool Street. They will leave at 10.14 and 10.24 a.m. On the first train, pilgrims Will transfer to coaches at Kings Lynn, arriving at Walsingham at 1.30. On the 2nd train, pilgrims will be taken straight through to Walsingham, arriving at 2 p.m.
A train from Wimbledon will leave at 8 a.m., and arrive at the Slipper Chapel Halt, Walsingham, at 1.27.
Pilgrims travelling on all these trains will have about four hours in Walsingham. Departures from Walsingharri back to London will be at 5.15, 5.45, and 6 p.m.; arrival times will be 9.54 p.m. at Wimbledon. 9.10 and 9.45 p.m. at Liverpool Street.
The inclusive fare for all adults will be 30s. Children will travel at half price. There will be a buffet Car on each train, and luncheon baskets will also be available at 3s. 6d. if ordered in advance.
Anyone can join the pilgrimage. Bookings can be made through the pilgrimage's director, Fr, Hugh Hunt. 1 Montem Road, New Malden, Surrey
Bishop Cowderoy is to sing Pontifical High Mass in the Slipper Chapel at Walsingham at 3.30 p.m, The special preacher will he Fr. Nigel Lam, C.M.S. It is hoped that all pilgrims will make a general Communion. The pilgrimage's director, Fr. Hunt, points out that those wishing to receive Holy Communion need only fast from solid food from 1 p.m.-the time when most of the trains will be nearing Walsingham.
This Sunday (11th), Bishop Dwyer will lead the Leeds diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham. Next Sunday (18th), Bishop Ellis will lead the Nottingham diocesan pilgrimage.