Important Information - Coronavirus COVID-19
Following the recent government directive to assist the containment of the Coronavirus, HCPT's Rugby HQ has been closed until further notice, with staff working remotely to maintain the activity of the charity.
Please be assured that HCPT has robust business continuity plans in place, and remains very much open for business.
We will continue to monitor the current situation with regard to our summer pilgrimages, and a possible pilgrimage in October for groups whose pilgrimages earlier in the year were not possible.
Trustees and staff remain in regular contact with our regional chairs and group leaders, mindful of the needs of our beneficiaries and their families who will be anxious at this time.
Further information will be posted on this website as the situation develops.
If you have any concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Easter over 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers.
Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them disabled adults, enjoy a week at HCPT's Hosanna House in Bartrès, near Lourdes.
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.
HCPT's Founder died on 27th December 2019
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Robert is 26 and his brother Michael is 22. They both have a rare genetic condition where their skin grows too quickly, making it constantly dry and flaky....
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...