NCT Competition: we need your help!

My dear friends,

During the month of July, with the help of some of you, I completed an application to be nominated Church of the Year, receive a medal for the work undertaken and a cheque for £500. This competition is organised by NCT ( National Church Trust). We are now on a short list and an architect from NCT is coming next Wednesday to judge us against other churches.

*Why compete?*
Success would give us *excellent publicity* for further public funding.
Success will put our church and our community on the map: *evangelisation.*
Success will promote the North of England and the Catholic Church, which are not always well represented.

*I need your help!*
Can you :
Pray for this intention?
**Come to church on Wednesday morning 23rd August around 10am** and show your enthusiasm for St Walburge’s? Perhaps bring your children and family?

Thank you so much!
God bless you!

Canon Cristofoli
Rector of the Shrine

Sponsor a slate – Fundraising campaign

Dear friends and benefactors

The roof of St. Walburge’s is in urgent need of repair and it is vital this is done soon to prevent further damage.

Sponsoring a slate helps to fund the necessary re-roofing and preserve this iconic building for the generations to come.

For just £10 you can sponsor a slate in the name of anyone you choose. Perhaps you would like to remember a loved one, celebrate a marriage, wedding anniversary, Christening or Confirmation or simply give as a Christmas or birthday present. Companies can also sponsor slates and it’s possible to sponsor a row or even a whole section.

Sponsor a slate here.

The names of all sponsors will be recorded in a dedicated Book of Sponsors which will become a permanent part of the heritage of St. Walburge’s Shrine Church.

All sponsors will receive:

  • A certificate of thanks Their name added to the Book of Sponsors
  • A mention on social media on our weekly sponsors’ post.

*** Major sponsors will also be thanked on our church newsletter and, in this way, extend their publicity ***

Please email us with your personalised message and we will add it to the book of sponsors. For more information, please contact or 07778506832.

Thank you very much

Your Canons

Silent Clergy Retreat: 7th – 11th October 2019

A retreat on the configuration of the priestly heart after the Heart of Jesus Christ

Preached by the Canons of the ICKSP
Secular and religious clergy welcome
Individual spiritual direction available
Comfortable, en-suite single accommodation
Full board included
Set in the peaceful & beautiful Stonyhurst Estate

Cost: £320 per person
23 places only – booking closes 30th September