Organised Pilgrimages

St Bede's Pilgrimages:


Pilgrimage to Greece: Thessaloniki & Athens 'in the Footsteps of St Paul' - 21st to 26th October 
Spiritual Leader: Fr Marcus Holden
Accommodation: 3* on half board
Deposit required: £300 per pilgrim by 29th March
Package Price: from £799  
The poster & booking forms can be found at the back of the Church or speak to Fr Marcus.

Other Planned Pilgrimages:

All pilgrimages listed below are organised by individuals/groups outside of St Bede's Parish.  Please click on the link below "Link to Poster" (if we have one!) on each of the advertised listings to view additional information regarding pilgrimages.


Chartres 2019 - An Invitation to Heaven (via Purgatory!) - 7th - 11th June.
The 26th British Pilgrimage leaves London on Friday, 7 June 2019 at 7:30am.  (There will be a Mass of Departure in Westminster Cathedral Crypt at 7am).   Your place is secured by a deposit of £50 per person and the registration details via our online or paper form.  Payment in full by 25 March, please.  We arrive back in London about 8pm on the following Tuesday, 11 June.  Following the Mass before departure; we take the Ferry to France; overnight stay Friday at the Hotel Ibis, Aulnay sous Bois (subject to confirmation); 3 days of Pilgrimage; a hot meal and overnight stay in Chartres (L’Hotel); Mass in Chartres Cathedral Crypt; and return via Eurotunnel to London.  The full cost is expected to be £280.00 (£140.00 for Children under 12).   Preliminary information is contained in the attached sheet.     
Link to Preliminary Information
We will have one Youth chapter (ages 13-30) dedicated to St. Alban and one chapter (Our Lady of Walsingham) for everyone else!  We may also have a family chapter.    Further information and updates may be posted to our website,  Please contact us for any further information on email:  We look forward to seeing you on the road to Chartres, Deo volente! 


Pilgrimage to Lourdes & Nevers - 27  May - 1 June by Luxury Coach
Spiritual Leader: Fr. Philip de Freitas
Accommodation: Hotel Florida*** or a similar
Deposit required: £100 per pilgrim
Package Price: from £450per adult; Children 5 - 11yro - £399
Pilgrimage Itinerary
  • Day 1: Monday 27 May (London - Lourdes): Pilgrims are to assemble at the church by 11:00am and travel to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais.
  • Day 2: Arrive in Lourdes 8:00pm. After lunch at the hotel, join us for a guided tour of the Sanctuary followed by Mass. In the evening pilgrims can join the Blessed Sacrament procession at and International Rosary with Candlelight procession at 8:30pm. (lunch & dinner)
  • Day 3: Con-celebrated Mass at 9:30am. Today we’ll conduct an additional guided tour, visiting the places associated with St. Bernadette, the Bolly Mill, the Cachot etc.., followed by the Stations of the Cross (High/Low). (full board)
  • Day 4: A free day in Lourdes. An optional excursion will be offered to visit Gavarnie or Bartres. (£20)
  • Day 5: Depart for Nevers, where St. Bernadette spent the rest of her life. We spend an overnight stay at the Convent of St. Gildard with dinner and breakfast. (half board)
  • Day 6: Saturday 1 June Mass at the chapel of St. Bernadette in the convent. After breakfast, we depart for Paris to visit the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, Rue du Bac. Arrive in London 9:00pm.
Please Note: Travel Insurance is a mandatory requirement. Pilgrims can make their own arrangements or contact Cover More Insurance ( tel: 01245 272 408
Organised by St Peters Pilgrimages 0208 947 6369.  Please contact Fr. Philip on 020 8788 9603
Link to Poster: 

Annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 23rd - 30th August 2019 
The Pastoral Theme for 2019 is “Blessed are you poor, for the kingdom of God is yours” (Lk.6/20). January 7th 2019 will be 175 years since Bernadette was born and on April 16th it will be the 140th anniversary of her death.  The booking forms and the brochure will be available soon.  For further details please contact Canon Edward Perera, the Diocesan Director for the Pilgrimage (020 8303 4422) or email

Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 25th May - 2nd June 2019.
Including Lisueux, Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour & Montligeon by luxury coach for £789 including all excursions.  For further information call Mrs Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07859 027301.


Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - Diocese of Southwark: 16th - 20th March 2019
Fully escorted St Patrick’s Weekend Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 16th March 2019.  £599.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel.  Limited single rooms at a supplement of £100.  Groups and Individual bookings welcome.   Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Rome / Italy: 

A Day with Mary - Pilgrimage to Italy: 20th - 28th August 2019.
This 9-day pilgrimage cost includes British Airways flight: London Heathrow (Terminal 5) – Rome. Chartered luxury coach travel whilst in Italy. Guided tour fees and entry tickets.  Attendance at Papal audience (subject to Pope's schedule).  6 days full board, 3 days half board. Heathrow departs 7.00am on 20th August, return by 7.05pm on 28th. Costs £990 for twin room en-suite or £1,090 for single room en-suite.  See poster & booking form for details of all the places this pilgrimage will stop.
Link to Poster & Booking form:

Portugal / Fatima: 

A Day with Mary - Pilgrimage to Fatima: 9th - 15th June 2019
This 7-day pilgrimage cost includes: return British Airways flight from Heathrow - Lisbon; return coach travel Lisbon-Fatima-Lisbon; 6 days full board accommodation, 1 day half board. Heathrow departure 7.30am on 9th June, return to Heathrow by 9.20pm on 15thCosts £570 for twin room en-suite or £670 for single room en-suite (subject to availability on a first-come-first-served basis).  See poster & booking form for details of all the places this pilgrimage will stop.

Holy Land:

A Day with Mary - Pilgrimage to Holy Land: 2nd - 10th April 2019
This pilgrimage includes: a British Airways return direct flight London Heathrow - Tel Aviv; chartered coach travel whilst in the Holy Land; full board accommodation, the services of a professional guide.  Depart from Heathrow 08:10 on 2nd April, return to Heathrow by 19:55 on 10thCosts £1350 per person for a twin room or £1550 for a single room.  All rooms are en-suite.  Tips, taxes, entry fees and service charges included.  Please note: Availability of single rooms is limited.  Should you be applying for a single room please indicate whether  - should a single room not be available - you would accept to share in a twin room or have the application and money returned to you.  See poster & booking form for details of all the places this pilgrimage will stop.
Link to Poster & Booking form:

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: 3rd - 11th September 2019.
for £1,259 including all excursions. For further information call Mrs Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07859 027301.


Pilgrimage to Poland: 10th - 17th October 2019.
for £897 including all excursions. For further information call Mrs Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07859 027301.


Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2019: Guests can choose an apartment or room at the Irish Centre Hotel located right beside St James Church or an apartment in the 4 star Irish Centre Hote.  All accommodation comes with air conditioning, elevators, free Wi-Fi and tea & coffee making facilities. We provide a shuttle service from the airport.  All meals are served in the Irish Centre restaurant between 8am and 10pm so no more rushing back - come whatever time suits you. We offer B&B, half board and full board options. We prepare a weekly program so you will be able to take part in different talks and events taking place that week. The program covers Mothers Village Talk, Cenacolo Talk, Divine Mercy Day Trip €7, Waterfall Day Trip €18 and Mostar day trip €20. We charge separately for the day trips as some people choose not to partake especially those who have been before. If any of the Visionaries are giving talks we post it on our noticeboard and you will be able to take part in that too. Group Discounts: Every 11th person is free; 30% discount for religious (priests and nuns); 30% discount for children aged between 3-12 years old; Children up to 3 years old are complimentary.  The Medjugorje Irish Centre 020 3239 8662