Yet again the sun shone down on Our Lady of Glastonbury as around 1,400 people from our diocese gathered in her honour and come on pilgrimage to her shrine. People came from far and wide – from London to Swindon, Middlesbrough and Scotland to Salisbury… and even a couple from St Lucia! Though I’m not sure they came only for the pilgrimage…
It is such a wonderful witness to our town here in Glastonbury that amid all the ‘alternative’ beliefs, the old faith and devotion to Our Lady continues. She stands here in the shrine day after day, and watches the world turn. And she will be here to welcome us next year (12th July) and every year, until her Son comes again.
I look forward to welcoming you again next year, but in the meantime, why not come down and say hello, as individuals or groups. We will do everything we can to make you welcome in our Lady’s name.
You can watch Bishop Declan’s Homily on the right of this page and see many pictures of the day below.