World Youth Day 2016 - Krakow

Applications for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 are now closed.  Unless Debbie already has your details, you will not be able to get a place on the pilgrimage.  We have already established a waiting list and that too is now full.

We will post details later this month of other opportunities which may be available.  We are sorry to have to disappoint some of you and hope you will have another opportunity to attend World Youth Day in th future.

Plymouth Diocese have joined with Clifton Diocese to provide a two week trip of a lifetime for young pilgrims (16-25) to visit Krakow in Poland for World Youth Day 2016 as part of a carefully organised group led by Fiona Hutchings, who has many years experience of school headship and Fr Jonathan Bielawski, leader of the Vicariate for Evangelisation, who will be our group Chaplain.  

On this page you will find information, links to relevant sites, pictures from past WYD trips and hopefully the inspiration to join us!  The actual cost for each pilgrim is £1,000, however, we realise this is a large amount of money and are committed to helping you fundraise to enable your participation - please don't be put off just because of cost.

If you have any further questions please call Debbie, our administrator, on: 01364 645393 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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First Formation/Orientation Day
Saturday 3rd October 11am-3pm - Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB.  Please come along if you are interested, curious or have already registered.  Bring a packed lunch (and a friend!) but please remember to let us know if you are coming, along with your age & parish.  Please arrive in good time.  We will be open for registrations and coffee from 10.40am, so that we can begin promptly.
Click here for further details
Click here to view the presentation

Draft Timetable for Krakow
Please click here for our draft timetable - at this stage we cannot guarantee dates & timings but hope very much to include everything we have in the plan!

Application Form
Please click here to download our application form.

Resources for Pilgrims
Click here for more information and ideas to get your fundraising started, along with a suggested payment plan. 

Prayer Intention Cards/Letters
Click here to download a Prayer Intention esample that you could use in order to involve people in your parish.

Memories from World Youth Day 2011 - Madrid
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To enable this to happen we need financial help!  If you feel you could assist in any way please contact Debbie at the office, on: 01364 645393, or simply send a cheque made payable to PRCDTR for any amount you can afford, to Vicariate for Evangelisation, St Boniface House, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7JL - Please be sure to mark the back of your cheque with FEW001 (our code to ensure it hits the right pot!).  We hope to provide a PayPal option shortly.


Official WYD Krakow Facebook Page

Official Twitter link

Plymouth Diocesan Facebook Page

Poole Catholic Youth WYD Page

WYD Clifton