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
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.
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)
William Burges churches at Skelton-on-Ure and Studley Royal
St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street
St Paul, Jarrow