JOINING AS A HELPER

Joining the Ampleforth Pilgrimage as a Helper is a rich and rewarding experience open to those over 18 who wish to serve in Lourdes. We are also joined by a group of students from Ampleforth College each year, organised by the school. 

As a helper you spend your week working in a close knit group made up of a range of ages, with its own dedicated Group Chaplain, providing assistance to Assisted Pilgrims, serving meals in the Pilgrimage Dining Room, working on the Tea Bar, going to services, on procession and partaking fully in the daily life of the Pilgrimage.

 

Serving as a Helper with Ampleforth is a packed week, and we all work hard together in a spirit of joy and service. However, for those who may need to take things at a slower pace, there are limited places open to join the groups as a Light Worker or as part of the small Oremus Group, focussed solely on the prayer life of the Pilgrimage. We have many helpers joining us who have been coming to Lourdes for well over 25 years.

Young Helpers
Young Helpers

Young helpers bring joy and hard work to our week

At work in the St Frai
At work in the St Frai

Our wonderful team who lead helpers in providing assistance

Hard at work
Hard at work

Our Chief Lady Helper

Young Helpers
Young Helpers

Young helpers bring joy and hard work to our week

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If you are interested in joining us as a Helper and have not come with the Ampleforth Pilgrimage before please contact the Pilgrimage Director, Diana Williams: alhdirector@gmail.com