A personal invitation from Bishop Alan to visit the relics of St Bernadette

The relics of St Bernadette are on a tour of the UK and will arrive in our diocese on 16 October. This 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. Details below.


Sunday 16 October

11 am: Relics of St Bernadette arrive.

11.30 am: Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Alan.

6.30 pm: Holy Mass, led by the Youth Service.

9 pm: Cathedral closes.


Monday 17 October

6 am: Cathedral opens.

9.15 am: Holy Mass

12 noon: Relics of St Bernadette leave.



Tuesday 18 October

10 am: Relics of St Bernadette arrive.

11 am – 3 pm: Time reserved for pre-booked school groups.

7.30 pm: Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Alan

12 midnight: Church closes.


Wednesday 19 October

6 am: Church opens.

9 am: Relics of St Bernadette depart.

Further information for visiting the Relics of St Bernadette at OLOL. – Our Lady of Lourdes Wanstead

You are welcome to come to pray before the relics outside reserved times for schools.  If possible, book your visit through the national website: https://stbernadette.org.uk

Whether you book or not, you may have to queue.