The Relics of St Bernadette will journey to our Diocese this October.

April 12, 2022

The relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage from France, to visit cathedrals and churches in England, Wales and Scotland this Autumn. This will be the very first time that the relics of St Bernadette visit the UK. Besides cathedrals and major churches, the relics will visit Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London, St Mary’s University in Twickenham, and several hospices. Speaking about the upcoming tour Cardinal Vincent Nichols said:

“There are two objectives in this – one is to encourage people to come into church again and to enter into the spirit of the simplicity of Bernadette’s life and openness to God. The second is obviously to enter into the practice of pilgrimages to Lourdes itself.”

There will be opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage at three sites across our diocese:

  • Friday 21 October: St Dunstan's Church, Woking
  • Saturday 22 October: Arundel Cathedral
  • Sunday 23 October: Worth Abbey

Further details of this very special opportunity will be shared across our channels very soon.