Sunday February 11th at 6 pm until Tuesday 13th at 10 am

The church will be locked at night.  If you are a male aged 18+, and you would like to stay in the presbytery to adore during the night (free bed & breakfast!), please email:


Gregorian Chant Workshop
According to the method of Solesmes
for men (over 18 years old)

Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May

beginning on Friday evening,
ending on Sunday by a Sung Mass at 10.30 am
sung by the workshop participants,
followed by May Procession in honor of Our Lady

Please contact the Shrine Church of St. Walburge () to book your accomodation.

Fees including lodging at the Presbytery
and meals: £ 70.


Sunday 1st November, 10.30 am

Visit of the Very Reverend Mgr Gilles Wach, founder and prior general of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest

High Mass, with music by the St. Walburge’s Choir


Palm Sunday, 29th March

10.30 am: Procession & Sung Mass
5.30 pm: Vespers & Benediction
Spy Wednesday, 1st April
9 pm: Tenebrae (Matins & Lauds of the Triduum)

Maundy Thursday, 2nd April

5 pm: Confessions
6 pm: Sung Mass, Procession & Stripping the Altar
watching at the altar of repose until midnight
9 pm: Tenebrae (Matins & Lauds of the Triduum)

Good Friday, 3rd April

3 pm: Liturgy of the Passion
5 pm: Confessions
6 pm: Stations of the Cross
9 pm:Tenebrae (Matins & Lauds of the Triduum)

Holy Saturday, 4th April

3-5 pm: Confessions
9 pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, 5th April

10.30 am: Sung Mass & Blessing of Easter Eggs
5.30 pm: Vespers & Benediction


As every year, the first week of July witnessed the ordination of numerous young men at the Institute’s seminary in Florence, Italy. Four priests, ten deacons, nine subdeacons, over 40 seminarians who received the cassock or one of the minor orders! (Four additional priests were ordained for the Institute in August in the U.S.A.) Please pray for these young vocations, especially for the two young seminarians who are pursuing their formation with us here in Preston this year. Video montage of Ordinations Week:

Regina: Father Christmas Comes Home to St Walburge

An Interview with Canon Altiere by Michael Durnan

Excerpt:  Canon Altiere is a priest with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign priest (ICKSP) at the Shrine of St. Walburge in Preston, a historically Catholic town in northern England. A year ago, however, Saint Walburge’s fate hung by a thread. Though a most beloved landmark – and a center of faith going back 150 years —  changing demographics had rendered its future very uncertain.