A Message from Bishop Stephen Wright, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024

Our Lady of Lourdes invites us to come to the Holy Grotto at Lourdes to experience the love and healing of her Son. As a diocesan family we will be responding to her call as we make our diocesan pilgrimage from the 26th July – 2nd August 2024.  Everyone is welcome. We will welcome back our youth pilgrims and offer a special welcome to those who have never been to Lourdes before.

The theme in Lourdes this year is, “come here in procession.” It is the third part of the theme over the last three years based on Our Lady’s words to St. Bernadette, “Go tell the priests to build a chapel here and people are to come here in procession.” The theme fits well with 2024 being a year of prayer. Where better to pray than in Lourdes where heaven met earth in the encounters of Mary with St. Bernadette. We will join thousands of pilgrims from around the world in coming to Lourdes in procession and prayer.

Please consider coming on pilgrimage. If that is not possible then please do participate with your prayers from home. You may wish to participate via the live streams from the Lourdes Sanctuary, which are available online every day.

Please pray for the success of our diocesan pilgrimage.

With prayers,

Bishop Stephen

Would you like to register as a helper for the Hexham and Newcastle 2024 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes?

Booking forms are now open and live until 23rd February 2024.

Please register via one of the following links and someone will be in contact with you in due course.

Please wait for the confirmation message once you have clicked ‘submit’.

Thank you very much for your help and support.

Existing Appointed Registered Helper

If you are an existing, appointed registered helper and volunteered on the Diocesan Pilgrimage in 2023 please click here:


New Volunteer Registration Form – over 18 and not in full time education

If you wish to register as a helper for 2024, please click here:


Youth Section Registration Form – for Year 12 and Year 13 students in full time education

If you wish to join our Youth Section, which will be led in conjunction with our Youth Ministry Team (Diocesan Youth Service), please click here:


Please note: places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This form is for young people who are in Year 12 or Year 13, or equivalent, and in full time education.

If you have any further questions regarding this registration, please contact the HR team on 0191 2433301. Thank you.

To book to travel as a Pilgrim, please visit our Tour Operator’s website – Tangney Tours: