The Westminster Way of Two Cathedrals and Four Shrines: 15 miles, 1-2 days

A Pilgrim Way for the Archdiocese of Westminster from Westminster Cathedral to the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile and the shrines of the Blessed Sacrament, the Tyburn Martyrs, Our Lady of the Rosary and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden.

From Westminster Cathedral the Way is east along Victoria Street, passing Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament to reach the Thames Path. The Way turns north to reach the Corpus Christi Shrine near Covent Garden.

The route joins the London Martyrs Way through the West End, passing the martyrdom site in the churchyard of St Giles in the Fields; the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile; the Catholic churches of St Patrick’s, Soho; St James, Spanish Place; The Immaculate Conception, Farm St; and the Shrine of the Tyburn Martyrs, Marble Arch.

The Way follows the St Alban's Way and the Grand Union Canal around Regent's Park. The Way diverts to visit the Church of Our Lady, St John’s Wood, then crosses Primrose Hill to reach the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary at the Church of St Dominic in Maitland Park.

The Way turns west, passing the Catholic churches of St Thomas More in South Hampstead and the Sacred Heart in Kilburn before reaching the Catholic Cemetery of St Mary at Kensal Green. Finally the Way reaches the National Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden.

About the Diocese of Westminster

t covers essentially the same region as the Church of England Diocese of London as it was before the English Reformation, adopting (like all other dioceses across England created in 1850) an alternative name as required by English law.

The Diocese consists of most of London north of the River Thames and west of the River Lea, the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey, and the county of Hertfordshire, which lies to London's north.  The Diocese is one of the smaller dioceses in England & Wales in geographical area, but the largest in terms of Catholic population.

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The Westminster Way of Two Cathedrals and Four Shrines

Southeast England & London

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