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Making Preston Great Again!

Preston witnessed a glorious procession from the Shrine Church of St Walburge to the Shrine Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in honour of the martyrs of England and Wales.

Solemn High Mass was then celebrated at the Shrine Church of the English Martyrs followed by veneration of the martyrs relics.

This wonderful event was a collaborative effort between the Canon’s of the Institute and the Latin Mass Society.

The Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, now resident in St Augustine’s Presbytery, Preston, were in attendance along with other visiting clergy.

It was a beautiful day, the sun shone, and a good number of the faithful turned out for the pilgrimage.


Pilgrimage in honour of the English Martyrs

5th May 2018

The Latin Mass Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, is organising a pilgrimage in honour of the Martyrs of England, which will be led by the Canons of the ICKSP.

The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in Preston has been entrusted to the care of the ICKSP priests by the Rt Rev. Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster.

This very fine church, designed by Edward Pugin, is not only dedicated to the English Martyrs, but is built on the site of the execution of several of the leaders of the Jacobite Rising of 1715.

The programme is as follows:
Assemble 11.45 am at the Church of St Walburge for devotions
Noon: Procession to the Church of the English Martyrs
12.30 pm Solemn Mass

The organisers are hoping for a large congregation.  Participants are encouraged to bring banners.