Age 15-16

Young people in school years 10 and 11 (age 15 and 16) are each year invited to join the diocese on their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes as Redshirts.

  • Would you like to meet other young people from around the diocese?
  • Would you like to deepen your faith and understanding of God in your life?
  • Would you like to make a difference in other peoples lives?
  • Would you like to have a pilgrimage experience of Faith, Fun, Friendship….and Food?


As well as the 10 day trip to Lourdes you will also spend time getting to know the other Redshirts before your trip and also 2 reunion weekends in the months following your time in Lourdes.

Further details can be found on the pilgrimage website

Applications for Redshirts each year open in January

You can get a taste of what goes on by looking at their twitter page ABRedshirts

Below are some photo and a video from the 2016 redshirts, and here a Redshirt has written about their experience 

Lourdes Redshirts 2016