Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019:

an ideal preparation for Advent

Pilgrims from across the Diocese recently returned from their pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  A spiritual visit to a place of pilgrimage never fails to transform.  There is an opportunity to begin the church's new year with this refreshment and similarly to enter into this season and the coming New Year 2020 striving for peace.

Read this inspiring article by Bishop Paul McAleenan by clicking on this link to Westminster Diocese online News Centre.

Photographs from the 2019 Holy Land pilgrimage can be viewed on the Flickr album.


'Journeys in Hope' at Farm Street

January 2020

A charity art exhibition fundraiser titled ‘Journeys in Hope’ takes place throughout January from the 6th  to the 30th.  Artists' works are based around themes of migration, journeying and pilgrimage.

The event launches with a Reception on the 6th and on the evening of the 30th - for which you can pre-book a ticket on Eventbrite - refreshments and presentations precede a charity auction in the Hall at Farm Street. 

The art work will be free to view through the month of January and instructions for sealed bids by text to 07935936764 or by email is available.

For more information contact John Woodhouse johnwoodhousecat@gmail.com  or call / text 0790 8888 586


Virgin Money Giving: donating to the Lourdes Pilgrimage 

Donations to the Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage can also be made to the Virgin Money Giving page, just click here

Adding Gift Aid to donations to UK charities makes your donations go further.

Do please consider being a volunteer with Westminster Diocese in 2020 or share this rewarding opportunity with others.  Volunteers' application forms will be ready in the New Year or get in touch with the Pilgrimage Office on 0207 798 9173 or email lourdes@rcdow.org.uk.


A Lourdes Pilgrim's Story

Read Emily Corrigan’s story here to find out how your donations can make a difference. You can support Emily and her young family along with the help of her friends through difficult times.


30th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2020!

Put the dates in your diary! Westminster's next Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from 25th to 31st July 2020.

Fundraise in your Parish or School to get a sick or elderly pilgrim, a Medical Team volunteer, helper or a Red Cap youth volunteer from your Parish to Lourdes with the Diocese.

New Fundraising Packs will soon be available from the Pilgrimage Office so for materials and presentations or for someone to give a free talk in your Parish or school, get in touch with the Pilgrimage Office on 0207 798 9173 or email lourdes@rcdow.org.uk.