John Campbell RIP

With great sorrow we learned of the death of John Campbell on Sunday, 24th March 2024. For very many years John was President of the Diocesan Lourdes Hospitality and was also Chief Brancardier of the annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage. May he rest in peace. Please pray for the repose of his soul and also for his wife Vera and their family.

John's Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11.00am on Friday 26th April at St Vincent de Paul Church, Handley Road, Bramhall, SK7 3EX.

2024 Brochure and Application form now available

We are pleased to let you know that the 2024 Brochure and Application form are now available for downloading from the Brochure & Forms section of this website. 

New Pilgrimage Director

In succession to Father David Long, Bishop Mark has appointed Canon Christopher Matthews as the new Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. We give thanks for Father David's leadership of the pilgrimage over the last years.

Canon Christopher took up his appointment on 10 November and is no stranger to the Diocesan pilgrimage having travelled with us for almost thirty years. Although surprised and honoured at his appointment, Canon Christopher very much looks forward to working with all the various elements of the Diocesan pilgrimage.

We ask the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadette for our diocesan pilgrimage family.

10 years Hospitality medal

The Diocesan Hospitality has introduced a 10 years service medal to recognise the valuable contribution of those members who have served more than 9 previous pilgrimages. The Application form can be downloaded here and is also available from the Hospitality section of this website. 

Also included is a standing order form for all members' annual subscription.

Medical team

We are always pleased to hear from any doctors or nurses who would like to join the pilgrimage medical team. For more information please contact Canon Christopher Matthews, Pilgrimage Director, at [email protected]  or Angela Delaney, Chief Nurse at [email protected] .

Lourdes - A Campaign for the 21st Century

The Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mons. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, has issued a document detailing plans to prepare Lourdes for the next century. His message can be read here.

Protecting your Privacy

We comply with data protection and marketing legislation.  We do not transfer your data to third parties to use for their own marketing or fundraising purposes.  The personal information you provide about yourself on our Lourdes Pilgrimage forms and via other means as requested, has been collected for legal and legitimate reasons, to help us arrange your visit to Lourdes.  The personal information about you will be stored securely and will be retained for no longer than is necessary, after which time it will be securely destroyed. You can read our full Privacy Notice at
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Get In Touch

Diocesan Pilgrimage Office,
Curial Offices,
2 Park Road South,
Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX

Bookings & Enquiries:

07773 324 264

Medical Enquiries:

07970 943 940