Saturday 4th June 2016

Catholic History Day 2016

The Bar Convent is proud to once again be hosting Catholic History Day this year. Join us on Saturday 4th June 2016 to discover more of the history of the Catholic church in Yorkshire, starting at 10am.

The cost for the full day is £15 (half price for students), which includes morning and afternoon refreshments. Our café will be open as usual for those who wish to purchase lunch.

All are welcome, and there is no need to book in advance. Simply arrive for 10am.

Speakers and talks this year will be:

  • Dr. Alexander Lock: “A ‘Protestant Work Ethic’? Catholicism and Estate Management in the Late 18th Century: The Interests and Innovations of Sir Thomas Gascoigne”
  • Sr. Scholastica Jacob: “‘… of a good family in Yorkshire’ [from the 17th century Entrance Book] A History of Stanbrook Abbey – through its Yorkshire Connections”
  • Professor Simon Ditchfield: “‘The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction’; A Tribute to John Bossy (1913-2015)”

Catholic History Day will conclude with the vigil Mass of Sunday in our historical chapel at 4.30pm, for anyone who wishes to attend.

For further information please contact Judith Smeaton on 01904 704 525, or you can e-mail