The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford provides a place of prayer and reflection which attracts pilgrims throughout the year; they come to attend major pilgrimages, with schools or other groups and to pray as individuals. It has provided a safe space for prayer during the pandemic.
To ensure the safety and security of the shrine, we need to improve the lighting and enhance the security of the grounds. At a time of great uncertainty, we also want to support the work done for local homeless people by the Pye Green Christian Centre.
Our campaign begins with a sponsored walk by a small group of Hednesford parishioners and friends of the shrine from Lichfield Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hednesford on Saturday 26th September. Bishop David McGough, an Ecumenical Canon of Lichfield Cathedral, and the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, will bless us on our way.