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Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ripon

18th October 2017

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After the wonderful turnout during last year's Jubilee Year of Mercy, our newest Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage will culminate this year with Mass in Ripon Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 18th October 2017. 


After Mass there are places to eat and picnic -and a warm welcome (and weather-cover) at St Wilfrid's Catholic Church, where there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  In addition there is a Heritage Trail around Ripon's sacred sites and Fountains Abbey is nearby .


ALL WELCOME! - and our thanks go to the Dean and Chapter, our kind hosts at Ripon Cathedral.


Why not also walk or travel to Ripon on Monday & Tuesday, 16th & 17th October via any part of the new ST WILFRID’S WAY ‘camino’ between Leeds Cathedral and Ripon? 


St Wilfrid's Way has been walked and mapped by our 'Camino Supremo': Stephen Habron of Holy Redeemer Parish, Huddersfield.  The route this year is via Knaresborough and the beautiful mediaeval Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag.  Pilgrims have been granted access to the Chapel on each of the three days of the pilgrimage - details of opening times to follow...


Download your booklet of the walking, 'bus and rail routes here:  /assets/files/2017St-WilfridsWay.pdf


Updates and more information will be posted via the website - or email communications@dioceseofleeds.org.uk  


Photographs from the 2016 Pilgrimage.  The Mass at Ripon Cathedral was celebrated by Bishop Marcus and attended by 1300 Catholics from across our Diocese.  Those walking St Wilfrid's Way set off from Leeds Cathedral with Mass and a Pilgrims' Blessing from Mgr Philip Moger and travelled to Ripon via the C14th moated Markenfield Hall, with its strong associations with the Rising of the North and our Recusant Catholic heritage.