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Dorothy Anderson tells us, “To mark this Year of Mercy the parishioners of the Hope Valley Catholic Churches decided to go on a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, setting off early on 3 September.

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  “We arrived just in time for the daily celebration of Holy Mass.  After a picnic lunch in the grounds we prayed the Stations of the Cross before walking the Holy Mile into the village of Walsingham.

  “There was an opportunity to visit the Anglican Shrine and the Catholic Church before having a fish and chip tea in the Pilgrim Centre.

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“It was a privilege to take with us the Lampedusa Cross, on loan from St Marie’s Cathedral, as a reminder of the very many immigrants who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean.”