01 July 2015, The Tablet

Walsingham launches £10m appeal to fund major redevelopment

The Catholic shrine at Walsingham has launched a £10 million appeal to fund a large-scale refurbishment that will include a Catholic media centre.

Fundraisers for the shrine, which was founded in the eleventh century, want to raise £6 million to carry out refurbishments and build a cloister and a retreat centre, and a further £4 million to develop the shrine's ministry by building a media centre.

Over the course of the first year, the project hopes to complete restoration of the Shrine in the Slipper Chapel and to start livestreaming daily Mass and talks via the new media centre, which will also broadcast talks, interviews and apologetics programmes.

Accommodation will be developed in the second year, with new bedrooms added to the existing Elmham House, and a new retreat centre built in the village of Little Walsingham. Further developments to the shrine site will take place in the third year, including a new cloister and gate house.

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