I’m planning to go on vacation in April to May to the UK and since Holy Week falls on April next year, I have plans to visit seven Catholic churches in England - obviously a mainly Protestant country - on Good Friday. It’s a Filipino tradition called Visita Iglesia.
I want to take this tradition when I travel to the UK next year and I was wondering if any of you guys (most especially the Brits out there) know any beautiful Catholic churches in England, specifically near the London area or south England area. I could go to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham if strength and distance permits however.
A need a bit of some segway advice too:
There’s this reliquary housed in the British Museum which contains a relic of the Crown of Thorns and I want to venerate it when I visit there. However since Britain has a secular society and a history of anti-Catholicism, what’s the best way of venerating the relic without being too obvious? It is a public place after all. I’ve PM’ed a British CAF member about this and he/she says that the English wouldn’t actually mind if I do venerate it because they’ll be minding their own business. However I still need advice.