New Dawn in the Church - a Catholic Family Pilgrimage Conference - is taking place between Monday 1 - Friday 5 August 2022 at the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham.

This year will be our 36th conference and for the first time the main adult programme will take place within the Shrine & Basilica grounds.

New Dawn is a residential conference that welcomes approximately 2,500 pilgrims in person and has reached over 150,000 online, with the purpose of bringing each pilgrim to a deeper personal relationship with God the Father in His Son Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

In the words of its founder Myles Dempsey, New Dawn is a conference where pilgrims can experience “the beauty of the Church… in all her splendour; the Church with all its lights on and all its aspects celebrated – the Charismatic, the Liturgical, the Marian, the Eucharistic, the Sacramental, the Mystical… and for the whole family to be there.”

This year we have amazing faith-filled and inspirational speakers from all over the world, a gifted music ministry, healing/prayer ministry and children's and youth ministries. We are especially excited to share that this year's youth ministry will be headed up by two expert youth ministers from the USA to provide fun, faith-filled and practical ways for our young people to live out their Catholic Faith!

There will also be social and food tents for refreshment and fellowship.

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