Pilgrimages and Trips

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Nevers

Saturday 20th – Thursday 25th October, 2018

We departed on Saturday 20th October (the start of half term) and come back Thursday 25th October. We travelled by rail, spending four nights in Lourdes, followed by one night in Nevers, and actually staying the night in the convent where St. Bernadette spent her final years and her body is still on view. Finally we stopped off in Paris to visit the Shrine of St. Vincent de Paul and the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal at Rue De Bac. Price was £599 per adult and £399 per child 2-12 years old – this included 5 nights, 5 dinners, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all rail travel and transfers.

Parish Pilgrimage to Spain

Sunday 22nd – Saturday 28th October, 2017

In 2017 year we went to Spain, to the provinces of Castille and Galicia. We flew to Madrid, from where we transfered by coach to Salamanca for a four night stay. From here we visited both Avila (St. Teresa of Avila) and Segovia (St. John of the Cross and the original ‘Disney Castle’), as well as Salamanca itself. We then continued by rail to Santiago de Compostela for two nights, before flying home. It was a lovely trip!


Parish Pilgrimage to Poland and Germany

Sunday 23rd – Sunday 30th October, 2016

We flew from Heathrow to Krakow in Poland, where we visited the birthplace of Pope John Paul II at Wadowice, the Shrine of the Black Madonna at Jasna Gora, Czestochowa, the memorial and museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Salt Mines at Wieliczka, and the city of Krakow itself, including the famous Wawel Castle. We then travelled by coach to Berlin and explored this historic city, before continuing by rail to Kevelaer, a beautiful and peaceful pilgrimage centre in the Lower Rhineland. We returned to Staines by rail from Brussels.

Parish French Trip – To Lourdes and Paris

Three Shrines in one pilgrimage!

Monday 26th – Saturday 31st October, 2015

In order to celebrate and give thanks for 125 years of our parish community, we made a very special parish trip to France. We visited Lourdes and Paris, including the Shrines of St. Vincent de Paul and the Miraculous Medal. In addtion, we also enjoyed an optional excursion to Lisieux, the shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

Lourdes station


Lisieux station sign


Grotto Mass Rue de Bac Mass Eurostar wave St. Therese Got there!

Kids Compartment Happy now Eurostar waveOn the train

Spy Wednesday Sneaky Trip to Salisbury

Wednesday 1st April, 2015


Hello Sailors! Parish Pilgrimage to Portsmouth

Thursday 19th February, 2015

Portsmouth view
View from the Spinnaker Tower


Portsmouth feet
A feet for heights



Portsmouth trip Feb 15
Our tired travellers set sail for Staines


The last day of Summer – Halloween in Brighton

Friday 31st October, 2014


Brighton station

Brighton beach

West pier

Summer of Fun

29th July – 2nd August, 2014

During the first week of the school summer holidays, we had a week of activities for everyone. On Tuesday 29th July, we visited the Olympic Park. On Wednesday 30th July, we had a children’s liturgy workshop. On Thursday 31st July, we travelled by rail to Littlehampton for a day at the seaside. Finally, on the night of 1/2nd August, we had a ‘Midnight Mystery Walk’, celebrating Mass on Staines Moor and returning for bacon and eggs in the hall at 3.30 am. Displayed here is the ‘Kingdom of God’ mural, which the children created at the workshop on the Wednesday. They were invited to consider what ‘God’s Kingdom’ would be like in an urban, maritime, and rural setting. At the end of the workshop, the question was posed “Is it possible to make our world like the Kingdom of God? Yes, no, or ‘yes and no’?

Kingdom of God Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Station Sandcastle


Parish Mystery Tour – Horniman Museum and Gardens

Tuesday 27th May, 2014

On Tuesday 27th May we travelled to the world-famous Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Hornie 1 Hornie 2 Hornie 3


Parish Mystery Tour – ‘The Fortress of Fear’

Thursday 10th April, 2014

All aboard the Javelin Train
All aboard the Javelin Train
The Fortress of Fear
The Fortress of Fear


They're going up the wall
They’re going up the wall
Don't look down...
Don’t look down…
"I think they went down there..."
“I think they went down there…”


Trust me...
Trust me…