The Principal Celebrant was the Very Rev Richard Duffield, Provost of the York Oratory. The concelebrants were from the Diocese of Leeds: Fr Neil Byrne, Fr Darren Jones and Fr Henry Longbottom; the Deacon was Rev David Arblaster.
Admission to the Abbey for this event is free to National Trust Members and by special arrangement the National Trust kindly agreed to waive normal charges to allow free admission for those attending the Mass.The Mass was cancelled in 2020 owing to the Covid-19 Situation but once again this year a large congregation was able to gather in the ruins of Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey has been a place of religious worship for nearly 900 years, a tradition that is joyfully continued through the work of the Fountains Abbey Chaplaincy; an ecumenical group of Ministers and lay readers of all denominations from local churches working as part of National Trust Volunteering.
All the photographs from the Mass cane be viewed here https://www.patricksicephotography.co.uk/blog/mass-for-the-feast-of-st-bernard-at-fountains-abbey