In 1765, the Reverend William Gibson, resident chaplain and tutor in the in the Silvertop household was invited to set up a Roman-Catholic Mission at Minsteracres, which exists to the present day.

As a valued friend you are warmly invited to attend any or all of the special commemorative events in the autumn of 2015.

Thursday. October 15th

Lecture by historian, Dr Leo Gooch 7.30 p.m.
‘The Historical Role of Minsteracres in the Diocese’.

Thursday October 22nd

Open day with guided tours.

Saturday. November 14th

Children’s 250th birthday party 12 p.m. – 2.30p.m.

Antiphon Autumn Concert 7.30 p.m.
“O Sacrum Convivium”
Concert celebrating the writings of St Thomas Aquinas
Includes music by Vaughan Williams, Palestrina, Cesar Franck among others
St Elizabeth’s Church, Minsteracres.
Tickets £10 (concessions £8)

Sunday November 15th

Solemn High Mass 9.30 celebrated by Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Dedication of the new St Cuthbert’s Garden
Celebratory Breakfast

Solemn Vespers with the Antiphon singers 3.30 p.m.
Tea and cake