Parish Walsingham Cell and The Rosary

Parish Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

A number of parishioners go on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in North Norfolk each year. Walsingham has been a place of pilgrimage since the 12th century, following an apparition of Mary in 1061. Mass is offered each month at Christ Church for the work of the Shrine and those who go on pilgrimage and the Parish Cell meets monthly to pray the Rosary together.

The Rosary

The Rosary is prayed every month at Christ Church. 

The prayers that essentially compose the Rosary are arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys with each set preceded by one Lord's Prayer and followed by one Glory Be. During recitation of each set, known as a decade, we meditate on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.

The Mysteries of the Rosary are:

The Joyful Mysteries

1st Decade : The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

2nd Decade The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)

3rd Decade: The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)
4th Decade: The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)

5th Decade: The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) 

The Luminous Mysteries

1st Decade: The Baptism of Our Lord in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16) 2nd Decade: The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)

3rd Decade: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
4th Decade: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
5th Decade: The Institution of The Last Supper (Matthew 26) 

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1st Decade: The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)

2nd Decade: Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26)

3rd Decade: Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)

4th Decade: Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32)

5th Decade: The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matthew 27:33-56) 

The Glorious Mysteries

1st Decade: The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)

2nd Decade: The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)
3rd Decade: The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)

4th Decade: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

5th Decade: The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth 

For more information on how to pray the Rosary, please click here.

Devotion to Our Lady, Mary, the Mother of God

There is a lot of misconception about Mary, the mother of Jesus.

We do not worship her, we simply ask her to pray for us.

We regularly ask our friends to pray for us, and it is the same with

Our Lady. As she is in in heaven, along with the whole company of saints, we ask that she will pray to her blessed son, Jesus for us and our intentions, now and at the hour of our death.