Dioceses & Groups

Glanfield Children’s Group

The Glanfield Children’s Group was set up in 1987 in memory of Father Frank Glanfield, a priest who was involved with the care of children with special needs both in Lourdes and in England. Since 1987 the group has taken many children with learning difficulties, as well as chronic and terminal illnesses, to Lourdes each August as part of the CA pilgrimage.

The Glanfield Children’s Group has a Roman Catholic basis but many of the children and helpers are of other faiths or none. All gain much from both the spiritual and sharing aspects of the group. The Glanfield Group has its own Chaplain, Fr Tony Rogers, and it encourages the children to learn about prayer and fellowship through fun and simple liturgies, such as the ‘night prayer’ gathering every evening. If you are a family who would benefit from this wonderful group, or would like to come as a helper, please contact their leader, Chantal Hobday. For more general information, please visit their website via the links provided.


Clifton Diocese is the Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. For more information, please visit their website via the links provided.

East Anglia

The Diocese of East Anglia is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church covering the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Peterborough in eastern England. For more information, please visit their website via the links provided.


The Diocese of Northampton is one of the 22 Roman Catholic dioceses in England and Wales and a Latin Rite suffragan diocese of Westminster. For more information, please visit the Diocese’s website via the links provided.


The Archdiocese of Southwark is that part of the Catholic Church which is formed of South London and the county of Kent (or to be more precise: all London boroughs south of the river Thames, the County of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority). It is formed of over 170 parishes, and the regular parishioners number almost 90,000. Each year one of the Bishops from the diocese leads a group of pilgrims as part of the Catholic Association, ably guided by the Diocesan Director Canon Ed Pereira. Click on the learn more button below to visit their Diocesan website.

Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College is a Catholic public school originally founded in 1593 on the continent. It has been based in the north west of England since 1794 and is one of the oldest Jesuit schools in England. Once boys only, now mixed, the school usually send a large group on the CA pilgrimage – which includes present pupils, former pupils, teachers, friends and a number of Jesuits.

If you would like your Diocese or Group to join the Catholic Association pilgrimage to Lourdes, please Contact Us for additional information.