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Monday, 29 September 2014

The Shrine Church Of Saint Walburge. Bishop Campbell Of Lancaster And Monsignor Wach, Superior Of The Institute Of Christ The King, Sovereign Priest, On The Sanctuary. Bishop Campbell's Motto: "Ecce Nova Facio Omnia". "Behold, I Make All Things New".

On Saturday, 27 September 2014, Saint Walburge's Church, Preston, Lancashire, England, was officially opened and Dedicated as a Shrine given over to The Institute of Christ The King, Sovereign Priest, in a bold and inspired move by Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster.

Both Bishop Campbell and Monsignor Wach, Superior Of The Institute Of Christ The King, Sovereign Priest, were on the Sanctuary.

For an excellent Report on the occasion, please visit OFFERIMUS TIBI DOMINE

Another Full Report and beautiful photographs can be seen at GATESHEAD REVISITED

In addition, further photographs and a detailed Report are at THE LMS CHAIRMAN'S BLOG

The Consecration and Elevation,
during The Divine Mass.

A packed, reverent, devout, and very happy, Congregation give thanks to Almighty God for
Bishop Campbell's brave initiative to save this beautiful Church, which, up until recently,
was under grave threat of closure.

Bishop Campbell gives his Sermon.

English: Coat-of-Arms of Bishop Michael Gregory Campbell,
Bishop of Lancaster, England.
Español: Escudo de armas del obispo Michael Gregory Campbell,
obispo de Lancaster, Inglaterra, Gran Bretaña.
Date: 28 April 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: SajoR.
(Wikimedia Commons)
[Editor: Bishop Campbell's Motto "Ecce Nova Facio Omnia" is extremely apt.
The Latin translates as "Behold, I make all things new".]

Deo Gratias.

Saint Walburge's Catholic Church, Preston, Lancashire.
This magnificent Church, has a 307-foot Spire,
the third tallest Spire in Britain.
Photo: 26 March 2008.
Source: From;
transferred by User:Belovedfreak
Author: Alexander P Kapp.
Attribution: Alexander P Kapp.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Walburge's Church is a Roman Catholic Church, located in Preston, Lancashire, England. The Church was built in the Mid-19th-Century by the Gothic Revival architect, Joseph Hansom, designer of the Hansom Cab, and is famous as having the tallest spire of any Parish Church in England. Saint Walburge's is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I Listed Building.

In April 2014, the Right Reverend Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster, announced that the landmark Church would be entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Autumn 2014, as a Shrine for Eucharistic Devotion.

The Sacraments would be offered in The Traditional Roman Rite, according to the Charter of the Institute of Christ the King, and there would be provision of the Ordinary Form of Mass on Sundays.

Saint Walburge's is dedicated to Saint Walpurga, an English Saint, born 710 A.D., daughter of Saint Richard, a Saxon King. With her two brothers, Saint Willibald and Saint Winebald, she went to Germany as a Missionary. She was renowned for her miraculous healing of illnesses. The Church is part of the Catholic Revival that transpired during the time of England's Catholic Emancipation.

The Nave,
Saint Walburge's Catholic Church,
Preston, England.
Photo: 25 May 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: Mdbeckwith.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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