In 1922, the Anglican priest in Little Walsingham set about restoring the pilgrimages and reconstructing the Holy House. When the Shrine Church opened in 1931
In my Sydney University Anglican Society Days, Our Lady of Walsingham was much discussed by those who worshipped at Christ Church St Lawrence - the outpost of Anglo-Catholicism in the Evangelical Sydney Diocese. I was always interested because I studied both Medieval History and Early English Literature and Language.
I found myself conflicted in Walsingham. The Shrine Church draws me as a centre that creates and supports both opportunity and focus for contemplation, devotion, prayer and meditation. On the other hand, I still recoil from the painted images,
I am far more drawn to the ruins of the Abbey
As we left Walsingham we stopped at to visit another Round Tower Church in Little Snoring. The tower, once attached to a wooden church, is now completely free standing.
The entrance door and font are Norman.