News, Diary & Activities


news, diary & activities




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The Friends’ Weekend

Saturday and Sunday in May 

Venue: St Gregory's Minster.

Usually the AGM and highly regarded Kirkdale Lecture


St Gregory's Heritage Day

Sepember 23rd

Venue: St Gregory's Minster

A special event during which the nationally reknowned expert on churchyard commemorations, Professor Harold Mytum, will be taking guided tours of the church yard and Trustees will be on hand to discuss the heitage and conservation programme at the Minster. With refreshments and activities provided.


Patronal Festival

First Sunday in September

This year, the first Sunday in September coincides with the actual Feast Day of Gregory the Great, namely September 3rd.

Marking the Feast-day of Gregory the Great, patron of the Minster. Morning service in St Gregory's Minster. Friends' Luncheon hosting the Guest Preacher. Recent Guest Preachers include the Archbishop of York, the Dean of York, the Archdeacon of Cleveland.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Usually the penultimate Saturday and Sunday before Christmas at 4pm

Venue: St Gregory's Minster. Led by the Choir of St Gregory's Minster (Director & Organist: John Hastie). Free admission, by prebooked ticket.

Guided visits and pilgrimages

Over the past few years the Trustees have organised visits and (in conjunction with the benefice churches) half-day, whole day and residential pilgrimages to a variety of destinations. Visits, led by a Trustee, had an educational intention.  Residential pilgrimages (or study-visits, depending on your terminological preference) of four or five days' duration, featuring a programme of lectures, visits and devotions, were led jointly by the Vicar and a Trustee. Regrettably, the coronavirus pandemic disrupted this pattern. It is hoped that it may soon be restored. Past visits and pilgrimages include:

Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Rievaulx Abbey

Stanbrook Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Fountains Abbey

William Burges churches at Skelton-on-Ure and Studley Royal

Ampleforth Abbey

Durham Cathedral

St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street

St Paul, Jarrow

Hexham Priory

Bridlington Priory


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