Lourdes Pilgrimage

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  • The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    Every year some 700+ people from across the Diocese join together on this wonderful pilgrimage.

    Lourdes is a place where praying is natural, a place of Eucharistic devotion where the scripture comes to life. Here, pilgrims young and old find those things which are eternal and essential to faith and life.

    2020 Pilgrimage Cancelled

    Dear Pilgrims,

    It is with the deepest regret and sadness that the decision has been made to cancel the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes for 2020.

    The decision was not taken lightly and has taken into account the recommendations made by health care professionals and current UK government and International guidance:

    • A number of travel bans/restrictions have already been imposed throughout Europe; inclusive of the advice against all but essential travel due to unprecedented International border closures,
    • Consideration of restrictions currently in place in Lourdes and the Domain itself,
    • Governments advising to limit ‘social and group contact’ wherever possible,
    • Many of our assisted pilgrims, hotel pilgrims, and helpers may be in the higher “risk” groups.
    During extensive discussions with our tour operator, Tangney Tours, it was decided that the health and safety of all pilgrims was paramount, and therefore it was jointly agreed to cancel the pilgrimage.

    With regards to bookings made with Tangney Tours they will be in contact with you over the course of the next week.

    As they have an Air Tour Operators Licence (ATOL) and are members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), your money is always 100% financially protected.

    Please continue to join us in prayer via the Diocesan webpage, as we pray for the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes at this difficult time. We very much look forward to joining together in Lourdes on our 2021 pilgrimage.

    In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact either Kath White at the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office email: [email protected] or on 0121 230 6288.
    Alternatively, Tangney Tours email: [email protected] or 01732 886666.

    Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.

    Saint Bernadette, Pray for us.

    St Chad, Pray for us.

    For more information, which will be updated weekly, visit the Coronavirus Update page

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  • Lourdes 2019

    Photos, video and audio from #Brum2Lourdes 2019 Read more

  • Lourdes at Home

    Watch the continuous prayer at the grotto, pray the novena and more Read more

  • Pilgrimage theme

    Our theme for 2020 comes from the 16th apparition when Bernadette asked ‘the lady’ who she was. ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ was her reply. Read more

  • Pilgrims who need Assistance

    Anyone wishing to be considered for a place in the Accueil should apply immediately. Read more

  • Schools and Young People (16-30)

    The Kenelm Youth Trust is co-ordinating the youth section of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Read more

  • Volunteer

    The pilgrimage would not be possible without the wonderful helpers who give their time and dedication to the pilgrimage. Will you give your time this year? Read more

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  • Listen: my first time on the pilgrimage with the Diocese

    A pilgrim from 2019 tells us what she's enjoyed about the pilgrimage

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