This September and October the UK will welcome the relics of St Bernadette, which will travel from the Upper Basilica in Lourdes to every Diocese in England and Wales, including the Archdiocese of Southwark.
The invitation to host the relics was issued by the Shrine of Lourdes to the Bishops of England and Wales and as part of this special tour, they will spend four days, between 24th - 28th October at the Carmelite Marian Shrine of Aylesford Priory in Kent.
As for any pilgrimage, a busy schedule of services and events will take place in these four days.
St Bernadette Relics Tour to England & Wales
Schedule of Services and Events
Monday 24th - Friday 28th October 2022
Monday 24th October
7.00 pm: Mass
Veneration of the Relics after Mass until 9 pm
Tuesday 25th - Thursday 27th inclusive
12 noon: Mass
3.30 pm: Exposition & Benediction
5.00 pm: Mass followed by Torchlight Procession
Veneration of the Relics: 10 am – 11.45 am; 2 pm – 4.45 pm
Friday 28th October
12 noon: Mass
Veneration of the Relics: 10 am – 11.45 am
10.30 am – 11.30 am & 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
- Mass at 5 pm on 25th October will be celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti.
- Mass at 12 noon on 26th October will be celebrated by Bishop Paul Hendricks
5 toilet blocks (3 ladies 2 with disabled access )
2 mens both with disabled access
Monday: 10.00 am – 6.30 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Very large car parks for coaches and cars
BOOKING IS NOW OPEN
To register, please visit the relevant booking page:
For more general information visit: stbernadette.org.uk