Rally honours Blessed Nicholas
The annual Postgate Rally in honour of Blessed Nicholas Postgate and the English and Welsh martyrs takes place at Egton Bridge on Sunday 5th July at 3pm.
Bishop of Middlesbrough Terry Drainey is the principal celebrant at the Mass and will be accompanied by priests from throughout the diocese.
Blessed Nicholas was one of 85 martyrs beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1987. Born in Egton in 1596, he trained for the priesthood in France before returning to Yorkshire.
He was martyred at York in 1679 and was one of the last Catholics in this country to be put to death for their faith.
The rally has been held every year since 1974 and is alternately at Egton Bridge and Ugthorpe.
Pilgrims are also invited to join Fr Paul Farrer in a vocations walk from St Anne’s in Ugthorpe to St Hedda’s at Egton Bridge ahead of the rally.
Registration is from 10.15am, with walkers setting off at 10.45am. Please note, the terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.
Walkers will arrive in plenty of time for 3pm Mass, which will celebrated outdoors, weather permitting.Tags: blessed nicholas postgate, diocese, Egton Bridge, English and Welsh martyrs, Middlesbrough