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Friday, December 9, 2016
Liskeard: ecumenical pilgrimage to lost shrine of Our Lady
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The annual Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady in the Park takes place on 13 August, The day will begins with Mass at the Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Neot, in Liskeard at 11am. If the weather is fine, pilgrims may like to arrive early to picnic in the beautiful conservation area by the 2.30 pm start point. Meet at corner of Old Road and Woodside Road for descent of the original "Mass Path" (quite steep and uneven and only for the really fit and agile).

If the weather is not good - meet at 2.50pm outside Moorswater Lodge entrance, Lower Road. At 3pm he two groups will combine for a Marian procession to Ladye Park, singing the Ladye Park Processional Hymn, followed by:- Shrine Prayers for Unity and Ecumenical Open Air Service of Prayer & Praise. The speaker will be Myles Dempsey of 'The Prince of Peace Community' - 'New Dawn'. Afterwards, there will be time for private prayer. Parking: None is available at the shrine. Please use either:- In the Town - West Street car park near the Catholic Church of Our Lady & St. Neot (free parking on Sundays) or - Very limited space on public road outside Moorswater Lodge entrance. Some parking available in Moorswater Industrial Estate, adjacent to the A38, just a short walk away through the A38 underpass to Moorswater Lodge.

Ladye Park was a great place of Christian pilgrimage in medieval times. The shrine and chapel of Our Ladye of the Park were dissolved at the Reformation. The first pilgrimage since the Reformation and the re-hallowing of the site of the shrine on the 29th May 1979, was an outward expression of the inward desire of many Christians for a greater degree of unity. This holy place is dedicated as a place of ecumenical pilgrimage in Cornwall.

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