The World Apostolate Of Fatima In England And Wales

In England, the WAF began in 1981, was recognised by the Bishops’ Conference in 1982, and was formally approved by the Bishops’ Conference in 2004. Since then the WAF has been included every year in the Catholic Directory for England and Wales.

On 21 May 2002, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham wrote that the Apostolate was “much appreciated” in his Diocese, and that he was glad to commend it for promoting pilgrimages to Fatima, the apostolate of prayer, and the recitation of the Rosary, especially in people’s homes.

In 2011, Fr Gerard Kelly succeeded the late Mgr Thomas Fallon, as parish priest of St Francis of Assisi church, Handsworth, Birmingham, and as the World Apostolate’s Spiritual Director for England and Wales. He has now been succeeded by Canon Jason Jones, of Sacred Heart Catholic church in Morriston, Swansea.

The WAF in England and Wales is currently developing this website as part of its work in promoting Our Lady’s message in the Church and will be adding further information to it in the coming months, so please keep referring to it for updates. 

Please contact us via this link if you wish to be put on a list to receive updates via our newsletter. More information about different aspects of our work can be found at the links above.

Annual World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrimage & National Pilgrim Virgin Home Visitation Programme

Our National Pilgrimage to Fatima each July began in 1982 and has continued nearly every year since then. We often receive touching testimonies from people who have been moved by visiting the holy places and by the beautiful ceremonies in the Cova da Iria, particularly on the thirteenth of the month from May to October. Locally we offer a Pilgrim Virgin statue to visit people’s homes, and we will lend a small Pilgrim Virgin statue to anyone who would be interested. More details about the Pilgrimage are here …

Details about WAF England and Wales membership can be found here …