British Pilgrims entering the Cathedral at Chartres

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Chartres 2013

Date for your diary:   The next Pilgrimage takes place 17-21 May 2013!  Start planning now!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

More Photos!

Courtesy of Albert Linton, see more photos of the Pilgrimage here.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Fr Martin Edwards, Chaplain to the British Chapters followed by Fr Ignatius Harrison
Fr Bede Rowe, Ferdi McDermott and Ken and Carol Reis at Gas campsite
Fr Armand de Malleray, Fr Alex Redman, Fr Andrew Goodman and Fr Gerard Byrne processing into Chartres Cathedral

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Transalpine Redemptorists join the British Pilgrims outside Notre Dame de Paris
Fr Gerard Byrne leads the Chapter of Our Lady of Walsingham
We're back!  In glorious sunshine, but uncomfortable heat, the 100 or so British Pilgrims completed the gruelling, but spiritually rewarding Pilgrimage to Chartres.  In the three days of retreat on the hoof, we were led by Fathers Byrne and Edwards in Our Lady of Walsingham and Frs. Withoos and Redman in St Alban (Juventutem).  Fr Goodman, from Clifton, and Fr Keenan from Scotland also joined the chapters and helped with Confessions.  The Transalpine Redemptorists were back and we were also accompanied by a number of Seminarians.  Shortage of Clergy?  Not on the road to Chartres!!!  The theme was the Family and this great family of Christians prayed together, sang together and suffered together during three days of demanding physical exertion and spiritual nourishment.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Final Few Places!

A final few places remain on the coach from London.  Colin's back (our regular driver), now driving for Buzzlines Travel.  Isn't it time you came back?  Chartres t'appelle (Chartres is calling YOU!)  Click here for the Registration Form.  Return completed form to here.  See you on the 25th of May!  

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Registrations Open!

Our Lady of Chartres

Registrations for this year’s Pilgrimage to Chartres are now open!  The 30th Chartres Pilgrimage has, as it’s theme, “The Family, Cradle of Christendom.”  We hope you are able to join us for this unforgettable experience in honour of Our Blessed Mother.  

The 19th British Pilgrimage leaves London on Friday, 25th May 2012 at 7:30 AM.  (There should be a Mass of Departure in Westminster Cathedral Crypt at 7:00 AM as usual).  The Registration Form should be completed and returned with a deposit of £30 per person by the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March 2012).  We arrive back in London about 8PM on the following Tuesday, 29 May 2012.  The programme is expected to be the same as last year with Mass before departure; Ferry to France; overnight stay Friday at the Hotel ibis, Aulnay sous Bois; 3 days of Pilgrimage; a hot meal and overnight stay at the Chatelet in Chartres; Mass in Chartres Cathedral Crypt; and return via Eurotunnel to London.  We are pleased to be able to maintain the cost at £250.00 (£125.00 for Children). 

We expect to have at least one Juventutem (Youth) chapter and one adult chapter and further chapters will be added as necessary.  We hope to have the usual support from our priests, Frs. Martin Edwards, Gerard Byrne, Alex Redman, Bruno Witchells, Bede Rowe, and Mark Withoos.              

Further information and updates will be posted to our website. Please ask if there is anything which you do not understand (leave a comment or contact us).