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With great regret, HCPT will not be proceeding with either its 2020 summer season of pilgrimage holidays to Hosanna House or the proposed October children's pilgrimage to Lourdes. These decisions were taken by HCPT's board of trustees, with the support of the management team, after a detailed evaluation of the situation surrounding the COVID 19 (coronavirus) epidemic.

HCPT's primary concern in this situation is the wellbeing of all individuals its care.

These have been very difficult decisions to take, and we know they will cause a huge amount of sadness across the Trust. We will continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and should conditions permit, will try to create an alternative programme for Hosanna House, which is safe and achievable.

In the meantime, HCPT remains operational and will focus our attention on a variety of developmental, training and strategic projects, which will have long-term benefits for the charity while planning for the 2021 pilgrimage season.

The memorial Mass to celebrate the life of Br Michael Strode (scheduled for 23rd June in Westminster Cathedral) has also been postponed.

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Easter Pilgrimage

Every Easter over 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers.

Summer Pilgrimage

Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them disabled adults, enjoy a week at HCPT's Hosanna House in Bartrès, near Lourdes.

About HCPT

Lourdes has been a place for pilgrimage since 1858. Today over five million people per year visit the town. HCPT founder Dr. Michael Strode first visited in 1951 and saw the potential to organise a pilgrimage for disabled children at the school where he was working. HCPT itself was founded in 1956.

It revolutionised the way that disabled people enjoyed a trip to the famous shrine.

Read Stories from HCPT

  • A youthful route to leadership

    A youthful route to leadership

    Despite still being in his 20s, Liam has had a long association with HCPT - most recently as a leader of a Summer group. He spoke to us about his time...

  • "Wish I'd discovered HCPT years ago..."

    "Wish I'd discovered HCPT years ago..."

    "Firstly, as a 'newbie' to both Lourdes and HCPT, I was a little apprehensive about what to expect. Everyone had told me I was in for an awesome week but...

  • Those who give find that they receive far more in return

    Those who give find that they receive far more in return

    Hosanna House is fortunate to welcome Seminarians each Summer for pastoral placements. One of last year's intake, Deacon Julian Davies, told us about his...

  • "I'm the person I am thanks to HCPT."

    "I'm the person I am thanks to HCPT."

    Isla tells us about why her Summer stays with HCPT have meant so much to her. "I stayed at Hosanna House for the fifth time last July. I would have to...

  • HCPT is all about simple, natural moments

    HCPT is all about simple, natural moments

    HCPT's Welsh region is leading the liturgies for HCPT's 2019 pilgrimages. We spoke to Jenni, leader of our of our pilgrimage group in Wales, about her...

  • "I feel part of a big family."

    "I feel part of a big family."

    Paul, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, first travelled with HCPT as a child pilgrim at Easter when he was 15 and remembers that experience very vividly....