The Nicholas Mileham Chapel
In 2004 a new Ecumenical Chapel of Reparation was established in the cellar beneath the former Sue Ryder Foundation building at Walsingham. 360 years before, it had been the prison cell in which Fr Nicholas Mileham, last sub-prior of Walsingham, and a layman, Thomas Guisborough, were held on the night before their martyrdom for the Unity of the Church at Walsingham's Martyrs' Field.
|The Martyr's Cell|
It is no coincidence that Nicholas Mileham's Cell, now an Ecumenical Chapel of Reparation, is at the heart of England's Nazareth, that once more in the twentieth century became a thriving centre of devotion to Mary, as Mother of Jesus, for Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants alike. Walsingham has honestly faced the scandal of Christian separations and is committed to working towards unity with Mary who brings all Christians to her Son.
|The Slipper Chapel, Catholic|
The Ecumenical Chapel of Reparation complements all these centres of modern Christianity by concentrating on the special task of making up for the destruction and bloodshed of the past, hallowing the remains of broken Christianity, purifying the memories behind its separate traditions, lamenting the perpetuated continued divisions and channelling contemporary prayer and the Eucharist in honour of the Martyrs towards repentance, healing and reconciliation. These are surely among the 'concrete acts' which Pope Benedict called for at his inauguration.
|Anglican Shrine of Our|
Lady of Walsingham