New guardian appointed at Walsingham

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The director of a charity, that works to protect vulnerable infants and old people, has been appointed the new lay Guardian for the National Shrine of Our Lady Walsingham.

Amanda McIntyre, director of the Hertfordshire-based Stefanou Foundation, first visited Walsingham in the 1980’s and the Shrine has become extremely important to her.

She said: “Walsingham’s message about the childhood home of Jesus and the example of his mother, Mary, draws in people like no other place I know. It is a huge honour to become a Lay Guardian of the Shrine and help to uphold the welcome that makes Walsingham the nation’s favourite spiritual place.”

As well as working with the charity, Amanda has worked with various high-profile associations. She is also a board member of the New Local Government Network.

Her wide experience will help with tackling challenges as the Shrine thousands of pilgrims and visitors from across the world visit each year.