Ecumenical Marian Pilgrimage Trust

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  • Prebendary Norman Wallwork, Chairman
  • The Reverend Mark Woodruff, Secretary
  • Mr Cyril Wood, Treasurer
  • Mrs Helen Brock
  • The Revd Dr Richard Clutterbuck
  • The Revd Philip Corbett
  • Mr Ronald Crane
  • Canon Stephen Gallagher
  • Archpriest Stephen Platt
  • The Reverend Dr Phillip Swingler
  • Ms Rebecca White

We pay tribute to those of our founding Trustees who have now died: Dom Alberic Stacpoole OSB of Ampleforth Abbey, the Revd Dr Peter Marr and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. We pay tribute to their significant contribution to the Trust, to Christian Unity and to promoting the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in ecumenism over many years. May their memory be eternal: may they rest in the peace of Christ.

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Privacy & Data Protection Policy

The Ecumenical Marian Pilgrimage Trust holds certain data belonging to those who have attended pilgrimages and others who have expressed interest in our work to promote Christian unity and good ecumenical relations. We also sometimes gather personal data that endable us to contact others known to be engaged in the same field, in pursuit of their own interests and ours. Some of these are collected from the public domain or have been supplied by an authority of which the person is representative.

Date include name and usually a postal address; and, where they have been supplied directly, or stand in the public domain, telephone number and email address.

The Trust is a not-for profit organisation, a charity with the following religious aims:

- Study, education and awareness concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary in reference to the Christian search for Church unity

- Promoting friendly relations adn understanding among Christians of different traditions

- Promoting or advertising spiritual ecumenism through pilgrimages and other events organised by the Trust and other organisations with which it is associated, which may be of interest to our contact list and supporters, included events for which a payment may be applicable, of which they may not otherwise have information.

The data controller is the Ecumenical Marian PIlgrimage Trust, and personal data are never supplied to a third party without express permission. They are only used in furtherance of the legitimate interest of the Trust as set out above.

You may ask for your personal data to be deleted at any point. We will remove such data within 30 days of receiving your request. This will prevent further news and information about Pilgrimages being sent to you.

Please email the Trust for further information, or to amend the personal date we hold.

The above policy of the Ecumenical Marian Pilgrimage Trust, as a data controller under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2017, setting out the Trust's legitimate interest in holding and gathering personal data, is dated 20 May 2018.



The Trust is a Registered Charity no. 1108173, founded in 2004, following a successful first Pilgrimage at Walsingham in 2003.

The addresses from our conferences have been published in six volumes:

  • Prospects of Mary
  • Further Prospects of Mary
  • Ecumenical Prospects of Mary
  • Mary in Pilgrimage
  • Mary, Mirror of all Virtues
  • Mary, Bearer of the Eternal Word

The texts from our 2005 pilgrimage-conference and some earlier papers, contained in Prospects of Mary, as well as those from our 2007 pilgrimage, which were contained in Further Prospects of Mary, those from our 2009 Pilgrimage, which were collected in Ecumenical Prospects of Mary, and those from 2011 published in Mary in Pilgrimage, can all be downloaded from our Library page.

The texts from the 2013 and 2015 pilgrimages are available for £12 from the Editor, 26 Daysbrook Road, London SW2 3TD. Participating pilgrims receive their copies free.

The Trust is not a membership organisation, but serves to focus on a biennial Pilgrimage at Walsingham, combining devotional and liturgical elements according to the various Christian traditions in the United Kingdom with addresses and studies to increase understanding and learning, in the service of the Churches and their search for Christian Unity. 

Thus it grew out of the work of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which it is intended to complement and with which it is historically linked. It also complements the work of the Fellowship of St Alban & St Sergius, the organisation for promoting friendship and unity between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic, Anglican and Free Church Christians in England and the UK in the same way.

The Trust also enjoys happy relations with the Society of St John Chrysostom (to promote Catholic support, friendship and unity concerning the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches), the Anglican & Eastern Churches Association, and Catholic League (which supports Catholic ecumenism and Anglican-Catholic-Orthodox unity).