People with a head for heights can climb to the top of St. Walburge’s!
One of the best landmarks of Preston, St. Walburge’s Church Spire, will be open to the general public.
From the 15th until the 22nd January, each Saturday, visitors will be able to ascend the 309 foot (94 metres) high spire.
It is the third tallest spire in the United Kingdom, and is the tallest on a parish church.
On a clear night visitors will have an excellent view of Preston, and the surrounding countryside as far as Blackpool. The tower contains a single bell of 31 cwt (1.5 tonnes) cast by Mears and Stainbank of Whitechapel which is the heaviest swinging bell in Lancashire.
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
The Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will begin at 6pm on Friday 30th November and will continue each evening at 6pm through to Saturday 8th December.
Daily there will be a decade of the Rosary, followed by a sermon, Benediction, the Novena Prayer and Tota pulchra es.
11.11.2018: Solemn Requiem Mass at the War Memorial Altar at St. Walburge’s Shrine Church in Remembrance of all those who lost their lives 100 years ago during the First World War.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen