The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

York Catholic History Day 2023

York Catholic History Day will take place at the Bar Convent on Saturday 3 June 2023.

This year’s speakers will discuss aspects of Catholic education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sr. Patricia Harriss, cj will talk about The Bar Convent and Nineteenth Century Catholic Education in York, Fr. David Lannon about Candidates and Pupil Teachers in Salford Diocese from 1873 to 1902 and Helen Knight  about Secondary Schools for Catholic Girls – the response to government requirements from 1900.

The cost of the day is £17.50 (students £8.50) which includes all day tea and coffee, available from 10 am. The programme will begin at 10.30 and includes a long lunch break, so that participants have time to visit the exhibition at the Bar Convent Heritage Centre (not included). This includes a new display about Saint Margaret Clitherow and how her relic came to be housed in the Bar Convent Chapel. This display runs until 1 July and is included in the entrance fee to the exhibition More information is available on the Bar Convent website

Lunches are available from the Bar Convent Café. The final talk will be at 2.30 and the Day will end with Mass in the Chapel at around 4.30 pm. There is no need to book but full details will be available in May and if you are not already on the mailing list please contact Judith Smeaton for more information, tel.01904 704525.