Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Catholic Associations

Lourdes Pilgrimage Association

The association was formed in 1951 at the initiative of Bishop Murphy. Its purpose is to organise the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which usually takes place at the end of July, and, through this, to promote devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes. The pilgrimage has grown in popularity in recent years with a particular emphasis on young people from all over the Diocese coming to offer their services to assist in the care of the sick and handicapped pilgrims. In 2015 the pilgrimage will be from July 28/29 to August 4/5. This will be the 65th Pilgrimage that the Diocese has organised and we look forward to many pilgrims old and new joining us. Travel will be either overland, departing July 28th, or by air, departing on July 29th. Booking forms will be available in the new year.

Pilgrimage Director: Fr Peter M. Sharrocks.

Pilgrimage Office: St Peter’s, 16 Green Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4EA.

Web site:


All enquiries for booking forms should be directed to the Pilgrimage Office at the above address. You can also download a booking form from the website. The pilgrimage office is staffed by volunteers and enquiries will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Lourdes Sick Pilgrims Fund is a fund to defray expenses for sick pilgrims who otherwise would not be able to make the pilgrimage. Applications for funding should be made to the Pilgrimage Director with a supporting letter from the pilgrim’s parish priest.

Any donations may be sent to the Diocesan Pilgrimage Office at the above address.

Treasurer: Awaiting appointment

Diocese of Shrewsbury Hospitality of Lourdes

(affiliated to the Archconfraternity of the Hospitalité at Lourdes)

The aims of the association are to foster a devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes, to help the sick both spiritually and materially before, during and after the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Active members are those who, being 18 years of age and having served on two previous Diocesan pilgrimages to Lourdes, undertake to make the pilgrimage as often as circumstances permit.

Associate Members are those who have an interest in the pilgrimage and promise to help spiritually and materially according to their means.

President: Mr John Campbell, 84 Midland Road, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3DT.

Hon Secretary:  Ms Sinead Cartwright, 45 Jackson Street, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 2AU


Hon Treasurer:  Miss Catherine Prickett, c/o St Albans RC Church, Mill Lane, Liscard CH44 5UD

Hon Treasurer:  Mr Peter Stormont, c/o Pilgrimage Office