Thursday 20 July 2017

A Pilgrimage to York


Members of our Wednesday Morning over-60s group ventured north this week to stay at the Bar Convent, the oldest convent in the British Isles. We were well looked after by the Sisters of the Congregation of Jesus and learnt a lot about Mary Ward, the pioneering foundress of the Bar Convent. There is an excellent exhibition inside the Convent, and we were also able to have Mass in the beautiful chapel, with its fine dome hidden from view by a pitched roof from the street.

Other excitements in York were St Wilfrid's, the Minster and the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow. Here is the group sitting in the Chapter House of York Minster:


And here in the chapel of the Bar Convent, one picture with Fr Richard, and another with Br Henry, who was a most assiduous tour-guide: