Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage

The 2019 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes took place between Friday 26 July and Friday 2 August. Our Pilgrims were accompanied by Bishop Robert, priests and many volunteers, including some from our youth section.

The theme for 2019’s pilgrimage is “Blessed are the poor, for the Kingdom of God is theirs” and asks us to reflect on the life of Bernadette in the light of this Beatitude from St Luke’s gospel.

You can read the full translation of the theme here (pdfword).

Visit the Lourdes pilgrimage website to find out everything you need to know about this years trip.


The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Peter Stott at:

St. Robert of Newminster Presbytery, Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF.
Tel: 01670 513410 or email:


2020 Pilgrimage

Will depart from Newcastle on Friday 31 July and depart from Lourdes on Friday 7 August. More information will be released on the Lourdes pilgrimage website closer to the time.


Visit Flickr to view images from past pilgrimages:

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.


See more on Lourdes Pilgrimage Facebook page.

For updates follow the Lourdes Pilgrimage Twitter account.

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