Visit of St Bernadette's Relics to Aylesford Priory: 24th-28th October

This September and October the UK will welcome the relics of St Bernadette, which will travel from the Upper Basilica in Lourdes to every Diocese in England and Wales, including the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Aylesford Priory Shrine

The invitation to host the relics was issued by the Shrine of Lourdes to the Bishops of England and Wales and as part of this special tour, they will spend four days, between 24th - 28th October at the Carmelite Marian Shrine of Aylesford Priory in Kent.

As for any pilgrimage, a busy schedule of services and events will take place in these four days.


St Bernadette Relics Tour to England & Wales

Schedule of Services and Events

Monday 24th - Friday 28th October 2022

Monday 24th October

7.00 pm: Mass

Veneration of the Relics after Mass until 9 pm

Tuesday 25th - Thursday 27th inclusive

12 noon: Mass

3.30 pm: Exposition & Benediction

5.00 pm: Mass followed by Torchlight Procession

Veneration of the Relics: 10 am – 11.45 am;  2 pm – 4.45 pm

Friday 28th October

12 noon: Mass 

Veneration of the Relics: 10 am – 11.45 am

Confessions Daily   

10.30 am – 11.30 am & 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm


  • Mass at 5 pm on 25th October will be celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti.
  • Mass at 12 noon on 26th October will be celebrated by Bishop Paul Hendricks

Additional Facilities

Relics of St Bernadette to Aylesford Priory

Toilet facilities

5 toilet blocks (3 ladies 2 with disabled access )

2  mens both with disabled access


Tearooms open:

Monday: 10.00 am – 6.30 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm


Very large car parks for coaches and cars


Accommodation can be booked via the Aylesford Friars website click here to book.  Alternatively, you can book by calling reception on 01622 717272 or emailing  



To register, please visit the relevant booking page: St Bernadette Relics Tour website: 

For more general information visit:

Map here