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Dowry of Mary: Re-dedication of England - 2020

The Walsingham Way


The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage 

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


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:


Rededication timetable

  • Jan 1st 2020.  Formal public announcement by the Bishops of England and Wales

  • Feb 21st 2020.  All Catholics, and anybody else who wants to join in, will be invited to begin a personal 33 day consecration to Jesus through Mary following the method of St Louis de Montfort.  Free books will be sent from the shrine, on request, written by Fr Michael Gaitley entitled, '33 days to morning glory'.  We have been distributing these since the start of the tour.

  • March 25th, Wednesday, the Feast of the Annunciation.  All who are following the consecration will consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary on this day.

  • Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, a three-day triduum of prayer in which all will be invited to recite the litany of Saints and Martyrs of England and pray the rosary in preparation for the rededication.

  • Sunday March 29th, a personal rededication as the dowry of Mary.  This will be done in Westminster, Walsingham, every Cathedral, every cooperating parish, and as many homes as possible.  It is a personal rededication following the guidelines in the book 'The Angelus Promise' which can be obtained from the Shrine.

If you wish to have any of the resources mentioned above please contact the Dowry Tour office using the details at the bottom.  The 33 days book can be offered free, but subject to p&p.  The Litany and the Angelus Promise are £1 each.  The proceeds all go to the Walsingham Trust.