St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

The Pilgrimage of the Relics of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

I am pleased to be able to forward the national publicity materials provided for the pilgrimage of Saint Bernadette’s relics which will come to our Diocese on 13th and 14th September this year. The relics will be with us at the Cathedral from 1.00 pm on Tuesday 13th September until 9.00 am on Wednesday 14th September, when the relics will travel to Saint Werburgh’s, Chester until 4.00 pm that same afternoon.

A private visit of Saint Bernadette’s relics to Carmel in Birkenhead will follow, however on this occasion, it will not be possible for anyone outside of Carmel to visit the relics.

A booking system is being developed and this will be available shortly along with other information about the pilgrimage on the national website It is expected to go live at the end of July.

Our own diocesan website will also have more specific information about the timings of the visit to our diocese and will be available shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Canon Christopher at the Cathedral

Please use the links below to access the documents (they open in a new window)

St Bernadette Letter

St Bernadette Poster

St Bernadette Digital Flyer