Dowry House

'Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.' Is 56:7

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Our Facilities

'In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.' (Jn 14;2-3)

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'And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.' Lk 1:45

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The Sacraments

'Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.' (Jn 6;47-51)

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'If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true. You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth.' (Jn 5:31-33)

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Welcome to the site of Dowry House Retreat, a new facility of the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Our Lady promised that Walsingham would become a refuge for “all who are in any way distressed, or in need… [they] that seek me there shall be given succour.” (Pynson Ballad) Today, Walsingham provides support for the pilgrim echoing the words of our Lord “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Mt 11:28-29) Walsingham is a place where pilgrims can be held by Mary and led by her to a knowledge of the Father’s infinite love for each one of us. We are invited to bring our somewhat broken spirits to be healed by God through her intercession.

As such, Dowry House Retreat is a place for you to recharge your spiritual batteries, to attend one of the many formation courses being organised by the Shrine, or just to come away and rest a while with the Lord. We hope that it will be a grace-filled and maybe even a life-changing experience for you. By discovering all that Walsingham has to offer for your spiritual journey, may you leave with the desire to come back again and again.

Please click here for a word of welcome from the Rector of our Shrine, Fr Philip Moger.

Take a look at the following video highlighting some of what we have to offer at Dowry House Retreat:


The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Date: Friday 12 August 2022 - Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time: 4.30pm

Holiday With Our Lady – 2 to 4 nights

Date: Friday 19 August 2022 - Tuesday 23 August 2022
Time: 3pm

*WS IV – The Joy of Walsingham: Mary, Model of Thanksgiving – Residential or ZOOM

Date: Friday 16 September 2022 - Sunday 18 September 2022
Time: 5pm