To incorporate the services during the visit of the Relic of St Bernadette to St Mary’s Cathedral, it has been necessary to rearrange some of the prebooked time slots. This will avoid lengthier queues and ensure a more prayerful and dignified experience.

Please see the update via the link opposite.

The apparitions seen by St Bernadette in Lourdes took place over five months, and over the course of time, an intimate relationship of trust, obedience, and love developed between Our Lady and Bernadette.

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage from Lourdes to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes in a church or cathedral near to their home.

The visit will provide people across our community of faith with a valuable opportunity for prayer and healing. To ensure the comfort and safety of pilgrims, and to allow venues taking part in the Relic Tour to prepare for the large numbers who will travel to them, we strongly encourage individuals and groups register their attendance at their earliest convenience choosing a free, dedicated timeslot at their chosen church or cathedral, as demand is likely to be high.

Such is the importance of this tour, and such are the gifts of grace that will flow from these days that we hope that all will feel encouraged to visit. Please be assured that pilgrims who have been unable to register will not be turned away.

Details of the itinerary can be found on this page and prayers to support the tour are found here.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols says,

The pilgrimage of St Bernadette’s relics offers us a welcome opportunity to bear active witness to our Faith, joining with one another across our many communities to encounter God’s love and find spiritual, emotional, and psychological healing and renewal.

The relics will visit the Cathedral Church of St Mary in Newcastle on Saturday 1 October (arriving at 11.00am) and Sunday 2 October 2022 (departing at 11.00am). The reservation system is now open and you can register your place here.

NB. Page 5 of the Tour Guide provides details of how to complete this process.

Further information about the Relics Tour can be accessed through the official website.

Watch a video about the tour below:

St Bernadette Relic Tour 2022: Guide