World Youth Day 2023

World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country.

World Youth Day is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centred on Jesus Christ.  This event is an opportunity to experience in person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others.  World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.  During the week of World Youth Day, there will be youth festival programming in addition to the main events with the Pope.

It is our pleasure to present the Clifton World Youth Day 2023 Application form. Below is the registration form, complete with the BACS details and the deposit information. It is the payment of the deposit which reserves the place – we will send an email confirming the receipt of the deposit to the address listed in the application form.

Please take a look at our Formation Programme. PDF download

The pre- and post-pilgrimage events are an integral part of the Clifton World Youth Day 2023 pilgrimage. These events will help build our community in faith, prepare for the pilgrimage itself, and to offer space to the Holy Spirit to guide us. We are excited for the events, and we hope to have as many in-person as possible.

There are 27 places total available on this pilgrimage, which will be allocated first-come, first-serve. You must be 18 years old by 1st of April 2023 to be eligible to attend. Once those 27 places are filled, we will create a waiting list. Send in your deposit and application quickly to reserve one of those 27 places.

Please fill out the form below to express your interest in attending World Youth Day 2023 with us.

All pilgrims must be aged 18+ by the 1st of April 2023

If you have any other questions, please email us:

World Youth Day 2023 – Registration form

The total price for this pilgrimage will between £1,000 and £1,200 depending on flights. The required non-refundable deposit is £325 pounds. This can be sent in a lump sum, or as an initial payment of £100. The remainder of the deposit  is due by the end of October 2022.

Half of the total price (£500) is due by the end of January 2023, with the remainder of the balance due by the end of April 2023. If you have questions about structuring a payment plan, please send us an email.

To send the deposit electronically, please use the following details:

Bank account: 66827949

Sort Code: 52 10 03

Account name: Clifton Diocese

Please name transactions  WYD SURNAME INITIAL

Personal Details


Emergency contact


Please ensure that you have applied for a Visa if one is required for this pilgrimage. Pilgrims holding a British passport do not require a Visa.


Every pilgrim will be given a free WYD T-shirt as part of their pilgrim pack. Please select the size that you will require:

Medical information

Please use this space to let us know of any medical condition you may have or any medication you regularly take. This information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with your permission.

Special requirements

Please specify below any information or special requirements you may have. This includes dietary and physical requirements.

Teams Meeting

Please provide three times in which you could schedule a half hour Teams call with the WYD pilgrimage leaders.


By signing this form I agree to participate fully in this pilgrimage as directed by pilgrimage leaders. I also agree to take part in preparation sessions and events, and join the events after the World Youth Day Pilgrimage. I understand that if I am unable to participate without good reason, the WYD leaders may reassess my position and I may lose the place.
Signed by Pilgrim


If under 18 at the time of registration, or during the pre-Pilgrimage formation, parents or a legal guardian must complete the section below: I consent to my son/daughter to join the Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry pilgrimage to World Youth Day in 2023.
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Official WYD 2023 website