Re-dedication of England to Mary 29th March 2020

Why is England called the Dowry of Mary?

On the Feast of Corpus Christi 1381, King Richard II dedicated England to Mary in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey in thanksgiving for his kingdom being saved at the time of the Peasants’ Revolt.

England received the title ‘Mary’s Dowry’; meaning that England was ‘set aside’ as a gift – a dowry – for Our Lady under her guidance and protection.

How can I take part?

Well, we’d like you to join us as we give ourselves, as the people of this country, to Mary.

On the day of Re-dedication we can respond in two ways; by making a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

Download the prayers and follow the re-dedication

To take part,  please go to the page at THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES.