Join us on our Holy Island pilgrimage

CAFOD supporters and volunteers are invited to join together for the annual Holy Island pilgrimage on Saturday July 1. 

Holy Island

A photo taken at last year’s pilgrimage by David Cross

The pilgrimage is set to start at 1pm and for anyone not walking across the causeway, there will be a liturgy at St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at 4pm in the Priory Church, celebrated by Father Chris Hughes

CAFOD representative in Hexham and Newcastle, David Cross, said: “The annual pilgrimage to Holy Island always attracts people from far and wide. We look forward to it every year!

“We should be treated to good weather and that will make crossing the sands even more enjoyable.

“Holy Island is a very special place and we will say some prayers from the CAFOD Power To Be liturgy as we cross. If you plan on attending, please let us know so we have enough booklets for everybody to join in!”

The Power To Be campaign launched in June and is focused on increasing access to energy for the world’s poorest people. Currently, one in six people live without electricity.

Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest and most efficient way to bring power to the poorest communities.

If you plan to take part in the Holy Island pilgrimage, please email

 If you are interested in volunteering for CAFOD, visit our website. 

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