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WALSINGHAM

A day trip for a religious pilgrimage offers the opportunity for the collision of rituals; secular and religious. The Roman Catholic National Shrine of Washingham in Norfolk is the focus of pilgrimage for individual churches and religious organisations. Many come to process along the Holy Mile, do the Stations of the Cross, take the sacrament, or be blessed with a holy relic. In between the periods of worship are the shopping for mementoes, the perfect picnic, and the recording of the trip.