The impressive church of St Walburge just up the road from me in Preston is to be opened as a shrine church administered by the Institute of Christ the King in the Diocese of Lancaster on Saturday 27th September. It will be a church dedicated the celebration of the Sacraments in the Usus Antiuqior and will act as a centre for Eucharistic Devotion.
Solemn High Mass at 12 noon will be celebrated by Mgr Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute, with Pontifical assistance of the Right Rev. Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster.
Gregorian chant by the Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King
Mass will be followed by a Reception in the hall next to the church to which all are welcome.
This is great news for this exceptional church.