I would love to be at this one!
From a reader:
Just in case this hasn’t come to your notice yet. A truly historic event is due to take place at York Minster in little over a fortnight’s time. Nothing less than the first Catholic Mass celebrated at the High Altar since the reign of Queen Mary Tudor over 460 years ago!
Full details of the days events are as follows:
Saturday, 26th March.
National Pilgrimage to York in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow.
Missa Cantata (EF) in York Minster by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter. This is at 1.30pm
Music to include Byrd: Mass for 5 voices + motets Iustorum Animae, Ave Verum Corpus & Ave Regina Caelorum.
Gregorian Chant Proper of a Martyr not a virgin from the Graduale Romanum.
Followed by a procession via the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow in the Shambles to English Martyrs Catholic Church (on Dalton Terrace) for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Veneration of the relic of St Margaret starting at 4.00 PM.