The 70th Diocese of Middlesbrough Pilgrimage to Lourdes will begin on Friday May 26 2023, continuing until Friday June 2.

I just want to let people know that the interest already being shown in this pilgrimage is very exciting. We expect to have record numbers as we return to our normal pilgrimage plans, with Covid restrictions hopefully behind us.

As we experienced in Lourdes this year, the spiritual and social needs of our pilgrims are uppermost in our thoughts and we will plan for these requirements.

The committee and I will be having a short break after analysing this year’s pilgrimage before starting to plan for 2023. 

I hope to have details including prices as soon as possible and by the time the Relics of St Bernadette arrive in the diocese at the start of October, we should have booking forms available. I would recommend early booking to avoid any disappointment. 

Applications will also be available soon for anyone to register their interest for 2023 as a supported pilgrim needing medical or care support.

Keith Tillotson
Pilgrimage Director