The Redshirts - For those in school years 10 and 11

What is a Redshirt?

Lourdes is a place that changes people. Since 2004, nearly 1000 young people from all over the Diocese have experienced what it means to be a Redshirt. We are a group of young people from school years 10 and 11 who, led by a fantastic and committed team of young leaders, share a life changing experience.

One of the best things about the Redshirts is the friendships that are made through our time together. The sense of community and openness of the group is commented on every single year – anyone is welcome, and everyone is accepted for who they are.

During our time together, both in Lourdes and back home, there are plenty of opportunities for games, building friendships, prayer, discussion, exploring, free time, a lot of laughter and the occasional ice cream! Our aim is to return home as better people and Lourdes is the perfect setting to (re)discover our faith and what it is that we believe, both as Catholics and as individuals.

So if you’re interested in embarking on a journey that is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun, help you make great friendships, help you to understand who you truly are and help you to grow in your faith then the Redshirts are exactly what you are looking for! We would love it if you could join us!

Applications for Redshirts 2020 are open now, click here to apply: Redshirt application Form 2020

For further information please contact Charlotte Booth (Redshirts Admin support) 01403 740110 or email

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