2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage – Cancellation Notice
After consultation with Bishop Richard and the Core Team of our Pilgrimage, it is with heartfelt regret and great sadness that we have made the decision to cancel our Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Over several weeks discussions have been held with our clinicians over the issues surrounding the pilgrimage and the virus, and trying to see whether there was a way that, assuming the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice was supportive, we could plan for a successful week in Lourdes, but unfortunately there were too many issues that we could not resolve with confidence.
All applicants to the 2020 Pilgrimage will receive a letter notifying them of the decision and the next steps for those who have already made payment towards their 2020 Pilgrimage. A copy of the letter can be read here
We know that many of you will be deeply disappointed with this decision, but we hope that, when the COVID-19 storm has subsided, you will join us in planning a wonderful week in Lourdes for 2021.
Please pray for each other at this time.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, Pray for us