Retreats and Prayer events

This page lists a number of Prayer events or Retreats happening outside the parish, that you might have an interest in joining.


LOURDES Summer Retreat for Young Adults

Date: 3 – 9 August 2019

The Assumption Sisters and Fathers invite young adults in their 20-30s for an English-speaking spiritual retreat in Lourdes, France in the summer of 2019.

Dates: Sat 3rd August – Fri 9th August 2019 with talks, prayer, silence, pilgrimage, desert day and spiritual accompaniment.

For more information email

Cost: £300 (£220 for students/low waged) – a limited number of subsidised places are available. (Excl. travel – your flight to Lourdes)

Click here to register online.


Living in God’s presence — Spiritual Retreat
with Fr. Jacques Philippe

Location: Pimlico, London
Date: 7 – 8 September 2019

Father Jacques Philippe is coming back to London for the third time. He will now talk about personal prayer life, based on his book Thirsting for prayer.

He says: “What the world most needs today is prayer. It is prayer that will give birth to all the renewals, healings, deep and fruitful transformations we all want for society today…”

Click the image of the poster for a full size version, or click here for the event information and registration page.



Pilgrimages available to book from Northern Star Travel 

The Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman – “God has created me to do Him some definite service.  He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another.  I have my mission.  I may never know it in this life but I shall be told it in the next.  I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.  He has not created me for naught.  Therefore, I will trust Him…if I am in sickness, my sickness may serve him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.  He does nothing in vain.  He knows what he is about.  He may take away my friends.  He may throw me among strangers.  He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me.  Still, He knows what He is about”.l   Bl John Henry Newman

Group bookings now being taken – minimum group size 20 people.

11th October 2019

Depart from Stansted airport at 08.45hrs for the flight to Rome, on arrival join the waiting coach for the transfer to the hotel, check-in then free time.

12th October 2019

This morning we will visit the Basilicas of St John Lateran and St Mary Major. In the afternoon we visit St Paul’s outside the Walls and one of the Catacombs before returning to the hotel.

13th October 2019

This morning we make our way to St Peters Square for the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman. This afternoon you are free to wander around St Peters Basilica or maybe take one of the tour buses for a city sightseeing tour.

14th October 2019

Depart after breakfast for the journey back to the airport to join the flight which departs at 11.15am and is due to arrive in Stansted at 1.00pm.

Cost: £499 per person sharing, £565 in a single room.


Return flights Stansted – Rome,

1 suitcase for the air-craft hold 10kgs,

Airport duty & passenger taxes,

Return coach transfer Rome Ciampino – Hotel,

3 night’s bed & breakfast 4* Hotel Rome,

Coaching in Rome with local guide as per the programme

Dinner bed & breakfast is available for an additional £55 per person


Other Pilgrimages……..

Lourdes for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception from Stansted

4 days departing 06th December 2019 only £399 per person sharing.

Fatima for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception from Stansted

4 days departing 06th December 2019 only £379 per person sharing.

Holy Land – Special offer – 8 days departing 13th February 2020, 4* Hotels in Bethlehem and Tiberias – superb itinerary – departures available from Gatwick and Luton, minimum group size 25 people.

VERY SPECIAL PRICE £975 per person sharing, £1225 in single room.

Northern Star Travel  

55a Bury old Road


Manchester  M25 0FG

0161 773 2115