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Pilgrimages, Retreats, outside Events and Visits

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some older information with links is left here for reference - Pilgrim's Prayer

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Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Landevennec Sun 28 April - Fri 3 May 2019. Leaflets and info available in our churches.


Good Friday 'Walk of Witness' with Churches Together In Penzance Area - see our newsletter nearer the time

United Pentecost Sunday Service at Gwennap Pit - hymns from 2.30pm, service 3pm, every year > Churches Together In Cornwall 


2018 summary (and some previous info & links) e-mail / contact parish office

Feast of St Rita of Cascia Tuesday 22 May Honiton
12 noon Mass & blessing of Roses for the sick 3.30pm Benediction. See poster for more details
| Wikipedia  

Walsingham: Annual Cornish pilgrimage to Walsingham.  Sun 7 - Sat 13 October. Cost £ 455, which includes travel, accommodation and most meals. £50 deposit (non returnable) 

Book with Christine in the parish office Money can be paid weekly in instalments (Cheques payable to Walsingham pilgrimage.) The cost covers travel, including outings, bed and breakfast, a light lunch and evening meal, with a packed lunch for the homeward journey. 

Walsingham (known as England’s Nazareth) is the oldest Marian Shrine outside the Holy Land and has been a place of pilgrimage since 1061. [2011 note: 950 years since the vision of our Lady to the Lady Richeldis to build a replica of the holy house in Nazareth.]

Medjugorje - No group in 2018 but is always possible to travel with others or go privately. See website with useful links for contact reference. Shrine website | latest messages to visionaries | also see Medjugorje page scroll down for links. NB: Petitions can be sent by e-mail to Medjugorje at anytime.
Donations to support aid work by Sr. Muriel's mission St. Joseph the Worker always gratefully received via parish office to be sent on.

Lourdes with the Diocese, led by Bishop Mark 28th May-3rd June, flying from Exeter. £705, fully inclusive. See posters. There are booking forms in the parish office | visit Diocesan website

Plymouth Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage takes place at the same time.


Camino and Santiago de Compostella: Sunday 6 – 17 May, with Fr Philip Austen (Exmouth) and Bishop Mark (for part of the time) See poster for more details: coach from Exmouth or join them in Plymouth for ferry to Santander. More information from the Exmouth Parish Office at holyghost1@btconnect.com or 01395263384

Diocese of Plymouth CATECHETICAL CAMPS see: www.pdsummercamps.org.uk (No child is ever refused a place on camps because of financial constraints, so please speak to Fr. P should you require assistance).

older Pilgrimage information left for reference and links


HCPT military pilgrimage to Lourdes, - joining the International Military Pilgrimage. information, contact Richard Tipping on 01752 787697 email richard.tipping@blueyonder.co.uk [Joint services Hosanna House Group]

Plymouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015
Bishop Mark will be leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage. Flying from Exeter and staying close to the Grotto in Hotel Chapelle et Parc. More information from the Pilgrimage Director Father Kieran Kirby 01803 294142. or details and booking via the Bishop’s Office: 01752 224414 - visit Diocesan website There is always a great need for carers/companions. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Pilgrimage Director.
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 2-10 February]


The Annual New Dawn Walsingham Conference, 'Come and experience the power of the Holy Spirit' - 2018 - ​Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August

Youth 2000 conference, also held at Walsingham


'Our Lady of Glastonbury' - Glastonbury Abbey, left for info/links check the links below for latest (note: whilst visiting priests are hearing Confessions the Shrine's Healing Ministry may be offering private healing prayer for anyone who would like to receive it.)
Article link
on Clifton Diocese website | Shrine Website | St. Louis Convent |
Joseph of Arimathea and the legend of Glastonbury

'Cornwall Ecumenical Worship' has held many events attended by parishioners. Check their site for details of latest events

other retreat resources in our Diocese

The Retreat Higher Menadue, Nr. St Austell, run by Fr. David Mead 
Fowey Retreat - Peaceful relaxing holidays or Christian retreats and teaching in the beautiful harbour town of Fowey.
Find a South West Retreat website | Trelowarren ecumenical retreats (near Helston)
Epiphany House Ecumenical Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre in an historic building set in peaceful and extensive grounds on the outskirts of Truro

some expired information with links is left below for reference. A snapshot of what's (been) available

Landevennec in Brittany: 22nd April – 27th April 2018. Ecumenical Retreat and Pilgrimage at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Guenole. Situated on the river Aulne. Organised by Churches Together In Cornwall.  coach (or share cars), travelling by Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff and onto Landevennec (48 miles). contact David H Smith on 01736 719432 or emailing ses.dhs@hotmail.co.uk
left for info/links Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes | Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 2-10 February
left for info/links St. Cuthbert Mayne, Launceston Pilgrimage, Sunday ** May from 2.30pm 
See posters for more info. or click here on Launceston Parish website also for St. Cuthbert Mayne history |
left for info/links Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Boniface in Crediton
see newsletters nearer the time and any posters in the churches
left for info Invocation at Oscott College, Birmingham. Young men and women 16-35 who are looking to deepen their relationship with the Lord and his will for their lives. More info from www.invocation.org.uk
left for info/links Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux in UK (2009)

'Cornwall Ecumenical Worship' has held many events attended by parishioners. Check their site for details of latest events


The 'Lost Shrine' to Our Lady in Cornwall at Ladye Park in Liskeard. Ladyepark is on private property and currently unavailable for pilgrimage ~ the most recent took place in June 2007. Updates will be noted here ~ for general info, see the website link above

A Pilgrim's Prayer
If some things do not happen as they are scheduled, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I should get tired and inclined to become short tempered, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If my meal in a foreign country may not be to my particular liking, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If any delays should occur and I should become anxious, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If some other pilgrim is making noise so that I cannot hear the guide,
Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist! when I ask that person to be a bit more quiet.
If someone takes a better seat or more choice place, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I find myself last in line or waiting, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If the person in front of me buys the last item which I really wanted, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I should get a chance to help another person, who always seems to be annoying me, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If someone is always the "last one on the bus" and I am always on time, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
But Lord especially let me remember that what I find objectionable in another is really what you oft times find objectionable in me.
And let me remember this and forgive the other, As you are continually forgiving me!"

"Keep yourself as a pilgrim and a stranger here in this world, as one to whom the world's business counts but little. Keep your heart free, and always lift it up to God." ~ Thomas a Kempis

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