Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024

Press the play button on the top right of the image above to watch breathtaking drone footage of the Sanctuary at Lourdes. Courtesy of Drone Presta. 

Monday 27 May to Saturday 1 June 2024

The annual Diocesan pilgrimage will be returning to Lourdes under the leadership of His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Evans.

Please pray for all those considering joining this year’s pilgrimage to Lourdes, as they will be praying for you.

You can view photos and other coverage from the 2023 pilgrimage under the Lourdes Daily box below.

For emails with news and updates on this pilgrimage as well as future pilgrimages and all things Lourdes, please sign up to our Lourdes mailing list:

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To enquire about this year's pilgrimage please contact Kath White: 0121 230 6288 (office hours 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or via email [email protected]


'Why Lourdes?'

In a series of short videos pilgrims share their experiences of why they made the journey to Lourdes, as we look ahead to this year's Diocesan Pilgrimage.

From school students to carers, nurses and doctors, all of our volunteers play a crucial role in delivering a successful pilgrimage. Could you be one this year?


Watch! Videos will be added over the coming weeks.

Video Four: Shelagh, Emily and Stephanie talk about their roles as Carers whilst in Lourdes.

Doctors, nurses and carers volunteer their time – along with young people from across our schools – to look after the assisted pilgrims (those who may require support with their personal or medical care or transit around during the pilgrimage) attending Lourdes.


Video Three: Husband and wife Kevin and Jane Goodyear talk about their years of service at the Lourdes Pilgrimage. 

During the 2023 Pilgrimage they each received the Benemerenti medal for their service to the Catholic Church.

The couple, from Our Lady of the Angels parish, Nuneaton, encourage everyone who has the opportunity to go to Lourdes to take it.


Video Two: Some of our young people and a member of staff from St Joseph's College, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, share their experiences of taking on the role of a hospitalier (helper).


Video One: Three of our Diocesan schools are represented in this video as students and a teacher share their experience of Lourdes.


Watch! Archbishop Bernard welcomes pilgrims at the beginning of the 2023 pilgrimage



Lourdes 2024 pilgrimage - Monday 27 May to Saturday 1 June

Pilgrimage bookings are now open

Official Diocesan Pilgrims

To travel with the pilgrimage from start to finish, you can book your flight or coach, plus preferred hotel via our tour operator Tangney Tours.

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Once you have made your way to your departure point by your chosen method of transport, the tour operating cost includes:

•    All travel and transfers to your chosen accommodation in Lourdes.
•    Full board accommodation (three meals per day) and city taxes included for your chosen hotel.
•    Fees payable to the Sanctuary that is levied on the Diocese per pilgrim.
•    Cost of the professional musicians, production and printing of the Diocesan booklets, badges and lanyards.

If booked through the official pilgrimage and travel through the official tour operator (Tangney Tours) your trip is also fully protected by:

•    Their ABTA bond (Y5280) which protects all non-flight-based packages.
•    Their ATOL licence (1220) which protects all bookings made by air.
•    Their AITO membership- when you book with an AITO member you are assured of the finest personal service, expert knowledge, and a holiday that is fully financially protected.

Tangney Tours is fully compliant with UK and EU rules and regulations concerning travel and HM Government’s interpretation of EU Law and Regulations. All suppliers that they use, airlines, coach companies, ferries, hotels and any other suppliers must be compliant with the regulations. 

Affiliate Pilgrims

To join the pilgrimage as an affiliate, you will need to make your own way to Lourdes, and arrange your own accommodation.

Affiliation is £60 and includes:

•    Fees payable to the Sanctuary that is levied on the Diocese per pilgrim.
•    Cost of the professional musicians, production and printing of the Diocesan booklets, badges and lanyards.
•    Appropriate cover to enable individuals to work with the Accueil Pilgrims.

To join us as an affiliate pilgrim please contact Kath White: [email protected]

Please contact with any queries:

Kath White: 0121 230 6288 (office hours 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or via email [email protected]

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