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Dowry of Mary: Re-dedication of England - 2020

The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum

During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday.

"A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission"Cardinal Vincent Nichols



It has been agreed with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales that the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary will take place on the feast of the Annunciation 2020.

• A two year preparation will started on the feast of the Annunciation 2018.

• A promotion of a nationwide Novena of prayer for England.

• The Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham is being taken to every Cathedral in England with the 'Dowry Exhibition'

The Guild of Our Lady of Ransom is the main promoter of the Tour and all of the publications and materials would be in the name of the Guild.

Current dates for Cathedrals are as follows:
2019 – Dowry Tour - latest dates

Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – 28th to 30th March
Our Lady and St Gregory, Warwick Street

Portsmouth – 4th to 7th April
St John’s Catholic Cathedral

Plymouth – 16th to 18th May
St. Mary and St. Boniface

Birmingham – 20th to 22nd June
St Chad’s Cathedral

Nottingham – 10th to 12th October
Saint Barnabas Catholic Cathedral

Hexham and Newcastle – 24th to 26th October
Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Leeds – 7th to 9th November
St Anne’s Catholic Cathedral

Arundel & Brighton – 28th to 30th November
Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St. Philip Howard

2020 – Dowry Tour
Lancaster – 6th – 8th February
St. Peter’s Cathedral

Clifton – 20th – 20nd February
Cathedral of St. Peter & St. Paul

Westminster – 19th to 21st March
Westminster Cathedral

For further information please visit the Dowry Tour website: