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After extensive consideration, and consultation with our medical specialists, the HCPT Board of Trustees concluded at its meeting in February 2021 that HCPT will not be proceeding with a July 2021 children's pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our intention instead is to conduct a children's pilgrimage to Lourdes from 24 – 30 October 2021, as long as conditions allow.

We are similarly planning for HCPT's summer season of pilgrimages to Hosanna House to commence in late summer 2021, subject to the same conditions, and every effort will be made to accommodate all HCPT summer groups which would wish to travel.

During the intervening period, HCPT has been conducting a range of activities and virtual events in order to support our beneficiaries, their families, and our volunteers until we are able to resume our pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes.

In these uncertain times for us all, and until we are able to resume pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults, we are resolved to continue to share God's gifts of love, friendship and joy in new and exciting ways!

Watch all the content from our Virtual Easter Pilgrimage 2021.

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...

  • "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....

  • Every little thing is so memorable

    Every little thing is so memorable

    Lottie, who travelled to Hosanna House this Summer (her third stay), told us why a week on pilgrimage with HCPT is so special for her.

    "I spent an amazing...

  • 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...

  • "It gives children great memories and hope."

    "It gives children great memories and hope."

    Eloise first travelled to Lourdes at Easter with HCPT as a child when she was 14. That first trip inspired her to return as a helper. Find out what makes...

  • 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...