Thank you for considering to join the Birmingham Lourdes Pilgrimage as a Handmaid or Brancardier.

Historically, Handmaids (female helpers) and Brancardiers (male helpers) provided very separate roles in Lourdes, however, the Birmingham Lourdes Helpers provide shared duties and the work you do will cover all aspects of both roles on a shift basis in mixed gender teams. Attached are the job descriptions for Handmaids and Brancardiers for your information. Handmaids and Brancardiers are a key part of the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes  and are a vital part of the team. Collectively we work to support the needs of the pilgrims in Lourdes by providing this much needed help.

To register to work as a Handmaid or Brancardier please access the Pilgrimage Booking Form via the link to Tangney Tours on the home page. When completing the booking form ensure you tick the box to indicate that you want to work as a Handmaid or a Brancardier. Your details with then be forwarded to the Chief Handmaid and/or Chief Brancardier who will make contact with you in due course. All Handmaids and Brancardiers must be 16 years of age or over and have a clear DBS if 18 or over (this can be applied for as part of the booking process).

In the meantime, if you would like further information, please make contact with us.

Chief Brancardier   Kevin Goodyear   07976 006758

Chief Handmaid   Sarah Hickman   07876 527197