The Catholic Church across Yorkshire’s historic West Riding since 1878.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Friday 5th – Thursday 11th July 2024

The next annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Friday 5th – Thursday 11th July 2024.

The pilgrimage is led by Bishop Marcus Stock and is being organised through Tangney Tours

The first Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage started in 1928.  Only two diocesan groups predate us, Liverpool and Salford.

The pilgrimage provides us with a unique opportunity to gather as a Diocese with our Bishop, to pray and journey together in faith.  It is a time to stand apart from the rigours of life and seek the peace, healing, and grace which a pilgrimage experience can afford.

Pilgrims come from all parts of the Diocese and beyond. In Lourdes we encounter pilgrims from all over the world.

Our assisted pilgrims, those who may be elderly, frail, or dependent are supported by our own team of willing volunteers, including doctors, nurses, other allied health professionals and many others with different backgrounds and experiences.

All volunteers are self-funding and give up their own time to support those who are less able.  They serve in a spirit inspired by love of God and love of neighbour.

Our schools make up a large part of our pilgrimage group, with around 300 young students from Years 10 and 12, who support the assisted pilgrims with wheelchair pushing, good company and friendship.

The pilgrimage meets all Catholic Safeguarding requirements and fully implements the legislation, ensuring the well-being and safe care for all those in need.

Important Dates…

Nursing Assessments and Coffee Afternoon

Meet the Pilgrims and Teams
Sunday 14 April from 2pm – 4pm at
Hinsley Hall
All welcome
An opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims and ask any questions you may have about the pilgrimage.
Nurses will be available to complete nursing assessments for assisted pilgrims who need support.

Pre-departure Mass

Saturday 8 th June at 11:30 at
St. Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds
followed by refreshments in the Wheeler Hall
All Welcome
(Disabled access parking bays can be pre-booked online, at Q-Park at The Light Car Park, opposite the Cathedral)


The Information Evening (19 February) for new volunteers will be re-scheduled – Date to be confirmed