Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage

Latest News:

Important announcement regarding the Diocesan Lourdes email account

We regret to inform you that data contained within the Diocesan Lourdes email address has been involved in a data breach. If you have received any unusual requests from we ask that you notify the Diocesan Data Protection Support Manager immediately via email or by telephoning 0191 243 3317.

The protection of personal data is of utmost importance to the Diocese. The incident has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office in line with Diocesan Data Protection Policy, and also to Action Fraud. We will work with our stakeholders to review the current procedures and take all necessary steps to improve data security. Data subjects that may have been affected by the data breach are being notified, but should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause; we assure you that the security of your personal data is our priority.

Updated 12 March 2021


The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Stephen Watson at St. Paul's Church, Percy Street, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1AE, tel: 01665 602012 or by email.

For enquiries relating to the Lourdes youth section please email


Lourdes Hospitality Day and Mass Saturday 9 November 2019

The Lourdes Hospitality Day and Mass were held on Saturday 9 November 2019 with the Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Robert Byrne CO.

Lourdes Hospitality Day

Images reproduced with kind permission of Mike March


Visit Flickr to view images from past pilgrimages:

View images here from 2019's pilgrimage.

View images here from 2018's pilgrimage.

View images here from 2017's pilgrimage.

2017 images re-produced with kind permission of Mike March.

View images here from 2015's pilgrimage.


A much more comprehensive collection of images and commentary are available through the Pilgrimage Facebook page. Please follow this page for news and updates throughout the year.

You can also access further images and some short video footage through the their Twitter feed. Please follow them on Twitter for news and updates throughout the year.

Gift Aid

As you a member of Lourdes Hospitalite, did you know that you can increase your contributions at no extra cost to you by claiming Gift Aid? If you are you an existing UK Tax payer, simply completing and returning this form will enable us to reclaim tax on your membership fee on your behalf.


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See Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage Website for all information about the Diocesan Pilgrimage.