News and Diary

THE FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER KIRKDALE

news & diary

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CURRENT NEWS

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NEW LIMITED EDITION MUG

The newly-designed Limited Edition Mug, illustrated below, is now available.

For further information, see the Current Newsletter.

     
 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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FRIENDS' WEEKEND 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019: Friends' Annual General Meeting, to be followed by

THE KIRKDALE LECTURE

Professor Harold Mytum, of Liverpool University

The rise of popular churchyard commemoration: the Ryedale experience in its national and international context

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Sunday 12th May: Morning Service in St Gregory's Minster,

with Commemoration of Founders & Benefactors;

followed by the Friends' Luncheon.

Fuller details of all events will be published in due course

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SOME SPECIAL COMMEMORATIONS

 

 

St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne                                         Romanesque wall-painting in the Galilee Chapel in Durham Cathedral

The Feast Day of Gregory the Great, Kirkdale's Patron, is September 3rd.

The Feast Day of Cuthbert of Lindisfarne is March 20th.

October is the month for commemoration of a little cluster of worthies of relevance to the early (Anglo-Saxon) Northumbrian Church and the first centuries of St Gregory's Minster.

On 10 October the Church commemorates Paulinus, the bishop who led the Christian mission from Canterbury to York in 627. On 11 October Ethelburga is remembered - the already baptised queen of king Edwin who, urged by Pope Boniface, assisted Paulinus in Edwin’s conversion. On 12 October remembrance is made of Wilfrid, bishop of York and builder of Ripon and Hexham churches, the ancient crypts of which still survive and can be viewed.

On 13 October the Church honours the king whose name appears in the Anglo-Saxon inscription on Kirkdale’s ancient sundial. It was in Eadward dagum cyning - ‘in the days of king Edward’ - that Orm Gamalson rebuilt the ruined St Gregory’s Minster. This king Edward was Edward the Confessor (died 1066) who founded Westminster Abbey.

York Minster publishes the current Calendar online

(Search York Minster Service Scheme).

 

 

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