Welcome to St Joan's Udayan Mission 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the St Joan of Arc Udayan Mission 2019, for our visit to India in February 2019. Udayan has been a whole school charity for St Joan’s since 2004 and the 2019 mission will be the eight trip students from the school have made to visit Udayan. We hope that our website will provide readers with an insight into Udayan and our travels through our daily diary written by us, the students, along with photographs.

The group who will be going to India to visit Udayan includes 8 students (Hannah Connolly, Elia Ferrara, Sophia McDonnell, Elizabeth McEvaddy, Olivia McGee, Maddie Metcalfe, Elisa Milazzo, Rowan Pugsley), Liam Lynch, Miss St Ledger and former student and trustee – Chris Mann.

Meet the team:



Find out more about the journey.

We look forward to telling you all about our time on a daily basis from India!

Latest entries from the India 2019 Diary:

DAY5/6:CALCUTTA/KOLKATA

DAY5/6:CALCUTTA/KOLKATA

16 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

DAY5/6 Rest Day

Day 5 and 6 were an opportunity for the team to get a bit of rest – the whole trip so far had been pretty relentless since the cancelled flights had caused some to have a 36 hour day, followed by three intense days at Udayan then visits to Titagarh, the ABC and ICOD.

DAY4:THE HOLIEST MAN I EVER MET

DAY4:THE HOLIEST MAN I EVER MET

14 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

A very different wake up this morning, it was the first night in the hotel – and we didn’t have curry for breakfast! Everyone is missing Udayan loads but was really excited for an amazing day that has been planned.

DAY3:THE GREAT DIVIDE

DAY3:THE GREAT DIVIDE

13 February 2019 | Read full article and comments

Another 5am start! All members of the group were up and eager for prayer and exercises, except for Liam… (he claims he was engaged in private prayer) and were beginning to settle into a routine at Udayan.


Previous Trips

Click on the images below to read the blog from each of the previous trips