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Exhibition and Hidden Chapel Reopening September 1

26th August 2020

From September 1, our fascinating exhibition, stunning Hidden Chapel, gift shop, café and guest house will all be open.


We hope that you enjoy your visit and we can’t wait to see you!


To make sure that you, and those around you, can fully enjoy their visit in a relaxed environment, please take note of the following information:


  • We now have a one-way system in place, please enter by the main door and exit through the garden (exceptions for those with accessibility issues or on bicycles).
  • Hand sanitiser stations can be found at several points throughout the building, please use these at every opportunity.
  • Please wear a face mask in public areas including the shop, exhibition and Chapel, unless you are exempt.
  • Numbers will be limited and monitored by staff.
  • We are currently only able to take advanced bookings for the café.
  • Please pay by card where possible.
  • Groups tours and meetings have not yet been resumed, but please check back, follow our social media channels or sign up for the newsletter to be kept up-to-date.

Fundraising Update: £1.7m raised to date

26th June 2015

As we enter the ‘countdown’ of just 3 months to go until the Living Heritage Project comes to life onsite, we have made extraordinary strides in the fundraising. With a number of recent significant gifts from organisations, grants from Trusts, and of course the generosity of so many individuals, we have now raised just over £1.7m towards our £2m target. With a very busy programme of fundraising events and activities over the next few months, we feel sure, with your help, that we can raise the remaining £295,000!

Our heartfelt thanks go to all for your continuing support.

Sister Frances Orchard CJ, Chair of the Bar Convent Trust

Work Starts Onsite

8th April 2015

Work starts onsite at the beginning of April, to begin the Living Heritage Project improvements, so there will be some disruption to normal Bar Convent facilities for a few months. The Museum, conference facilities and Guest Accommodation will be closed, but the good news is, the Café, entrance hall, and Chapel will continue to be open throughout.

There’ll be a phased opening of the new facilities in the late Summer, with the official launch in October.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause…but at least you can still enjoy the refreshments in the Café, and the peace of the Chapel! Thank you for your forbearance.


Fundraising Update and Project News

8th April 2015

We are delighted to say that we have made great strides in our fundraising over the last few months, and have now raised over £1.18m. We are deeply grateful to all those who have supported us to date: and with work now started onsite, we are redoubling our fundraising efforts to reach our target of £2m. Thank you for all your support on this vital project.


Fundraising Update & Project News

6th February 2015

Funds raised to date for the Living Heritage Project now total over £1.15m. This is a terrific achievement, and we are well over half way to our £2m target, but there is still a way to go.

We are so grateful to all those individuals, schools, church groups, visitors, trusts and organisations who have donated to the Living Heritage Project fundraising campaign to date. We are greatly encouraged by the generosity of all donors, and feel sure that, with your help, we will reach our target in this coming year. Click here for more information and to donate online.

Another major step forward was York City Council granting full planning permission and listed building consent in December 2014. This gave a green light to all our plans, and enables the team to go ‘full steam ahead’ for work to begin onsite in April 2015, with completion scheduled for Autumn 2015. Exciting times.

You can keep in touch with all news and developments by signing up for the Living Heritage Project monthly E-Newsletter.

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Funeral of much-loved headmistress: Sister Thomas Williams (1920-2014)

14th January 2015

On Friday 9 January at 2pm the funeral Mass of Sister Thomas Williams, who died on New Years Eve at St Joseph’s in her 94th year, was celebrated in the Bar Convent chapel by Fr. Tony Nye, SJ, assisted by Canon Patrick Harney and Fr. Ross Thompson. Among the congregation that packed the chapel and the gallery were CJ sisters from Cambridge and London, as well as from the York communities, family members and friends, including many of the nurses from St. Joseph’s who had cared for her in recent years. But by far the largest element consisted of generations of former pupils, a group of whom read the Bidding Prayers, and Bar Grammar staff, including Iain Robertson, who played the organ for Sr. Thomas’s personal choice of opening hymn, John Bunyan’s ‘He who would valiant  be’, ‘The King of love my shepherd is’ and ‘Praise to the holiest in the height’, often sung in the chapel at school morning prayer.

In his homily Fr. Nye spoke warmly of Sr. Thomas’s love for the Bible, which fed her prayer and was her best-loved teaching subject; at the end of Mass Sr. Patricia Harriss’s reflection on Sr. Thomas’s life included something of her family story as well as memories of her life in school and community. Sharing of memories continued after the short walk down the garden to the cemetery for the burial, as everyone gathered for tea in the atrium.

Sister Thomas Williams was the daughter of a schoolmaster, from whom she probably inherited her feeling for teaching, and the grand-daughter of an Anglican priest, who encouraged her love of the Bible. She spent 41 of her 74 years of religious life in York, where she taught in the Bar Convent Grammar School for two years before becoming headmistress, aged 30, in 1951; she remained in that position until 1972, encouraging many generations of pupils not only to make the most of their academic potential but also to grow in love and understanding of their faith. She also encouraged educational trips of all kinds, and was personally responsible for organising and leading parties to London, Paris and Rome

After some years in Cambridge, Ascot and Shaftesbury, during which, as well as teaching, she spent nine years as local superior, and five years in Sheringham doing retreat work, adult education and parish work, she returned to York. For many years she worked in St. Bede’s Pastoral Centre, giving courses on the Bible and days of prayer which were much appreciated. She died in her 94th year, remembered with affection and gratitude by former staff and pupils, who formed about two-thirds of the congregation that packed the chapel for her funeral Mass on Friday 9th January. As one of them wrote, ‘Her life was well lived and touched many people.’


A personal view of the Palace of Westminster Reception to promote the Bar Convent Living Heritage Project, by Kate Cartwright

20th November 2014

“I hope in god it will be seen that women, in time to come, will do much” (Mary Ward)

“Remember, remember the fifth of November”

Much has already been done by Mary Ward’s Congregation of Jesus to promote her vision of education and hospitality. The passage of time and changing needs have left the Bar Convent in serious need of funding to allow its work to flourish into and even beyond the twenty first century. The reception on 5th November 2014 in the Palace of Westminster was to raise awareness beyond York of this need. The fifth of November might seem an inappropriate choice of date for the Bar Convent’s supporters to converge on Parliament, considering that two of Mary Ward’s uncles were conspirators in the notorious Gunpowder Plot of 1605, and lost their lives while evading arrest after its failure. However, the fifth of November is also The Bar Convent’s Founder’s Day when Mother Frances Bedingfield received the keys to the sisters’ new home in Blossom Street York.

So, always pleased for an excuse to visit the capital, Colin and I accepted Sister Frances Orchard’s kind invitation to the reception, and dressed in our best, we emerged from Westminster underground station to a reception committee of police, floodlights, barriers, flashing blue lights, sirens and hovering helicopters. “A bit of overkill for a few harmless nuns” I thought, but a policeman explained to me that we had coincided with a major demonstration by anti capitalists who had threatened an assault on Parliament. We were admitted to the Palace grounds without question, after assuring the police that we carried no weapons or explosives. We walked past Oliver Cromwell’s statue to the kind of reception area I am familiar with in prison, with coat, jacket, bag and watch loaded into a tray and passed through an x-ray machine.

That done, we were allowed into the Palace of Westminster. First, to Westminster Hall, an impressive, lofty meeting place, guarded by fine statues, then up a grand flight of stone stairs to the central crossing. We sat and rested our feet for a while under William Ewart Gladstone’s stony gaze, and admired the vaulted golden ceiling, the beautiful stained glass, the carved woodwork and elegant tiling. The House of Lords was to our right, the Commons to the left. Busy, purposeful people passed back and forth, no one asked us our business. We were pleased to meet Sister Patricia and her friend Mary and Sister Elena, the CJ Provincial, friendly faces in a sea of splendour.

A fine gentleman came to escort us to The Churchill Room. No one at any point had checked our identities or our invitations; we must have looked either important or magnificent or both, or perhaps too old or insignificant to be a threat to anyone.

Coats off, drinks in hand and the party started; we met more friends – Sisters Agatha, Mary, Ann and Frances, Kate Morgan and James Foster from the Bar Convent Trust, Francesca Horsfield, an ex JP friend and her husband Gordon and Helen Nattrass a most interesting and entertaining “Old Girl”. We got to know Gertie and James who come to stay at the convent, Vivienne, a tiny Kenyan engineer, Loreto educated, and a bevy of Ascot “Old Girls” just as old and delightful as our BCA associates in York.

Helen Jones welcomed us warmly on behalf of York MP Hugh Bayley who was abroad. Despite being a Lancashire MP, Helen was well informed about Mary Ward and the debt owed to her by women today. Sister Frances Orchard then spoke to us of the history of the Bar Convent and the Living Heritage Project. She stressed the necessity of bringing the message and mission of Mary Ward into the 21st century and of the importance of passing on our heritage. Gordon Horsfield who is a valued and benevolent advisor to the Trust spoke practically and encouragingly of promoting the important work of The Bar Convent in an ethical and businesslike manner. He suggested that the Trust needed to make its work better known both in York and in the wider world.

The conversation was good, the canapés were excellent (you know that even, or particularly, on the most solemn of occasions, that food matters a lot to me. Chatting politely and sampling everything on offer isn’t easy, but I worked at it and did pretty well) We talked, we drank- moderately of course – we ate and we watched the comfortable looking MPs dining on the terrace against a backdrop of the River Thames and St Thomas’ Hospital opposite.

Inspired and well satisfied, we made our thanks and collected our coats. We passed dining rooms where grand dinner parties were in full swing and hoped that those guests were enjoying themselves as well as we had.

We rejoined the world outside; But what of the police, the sirens and the helicopters? Parliament seemed to have suffered no assault, but we were drawn by the sound of distant drums. On WestminsterBridge the anti capitalists were protesting, blocking the road peacefully and musically, dancing round their drums and banners. We stayed to watch and to read the slogans;


They also have a point.

We all have our causes to support.


7th November 2014

Hold the Front page

4th September 2014

We were delighted that the Catholic Herald  ran a feature on the Living Heritage Project last month – it’s a great platform to spread the word and ensure that even more people become aware of our exciting plans for the Bar Convent.


IBVM: Frances Teresa Ball

9th July 2014

On 11th June 1814 Frances Teresa Ball, a young woman from Dublin and a former Bar Convent pupil, entered the novitiate of the sisters at the Bar. After her religious formation she returned to Dublin where with the help and support of Archbishop Murray she founded what was to become the IBVM Loreto branch of Mary Ward’s institute. It is to commemorate the entry of their future founder as a novice at the Bar that the present IBVM/Loreto sisters have kindly donated a major gift of €50,000 to the Bar Convent Living Heritage Project.

Why did the entrance of Frances Teresa Ball at the Bar Convent lead to a new religious congregation, separate canonically from the CJ (Congregation of Jesus)?

In 1814 the superior of the Bar Convent was Mother Elizabeth Coyney. There were only ten professed sisters in the community along with five novices, and the growing demands of the school made her reluctant to source new foundations.  She had already turned down requests from bishops in Leeds and in Scotland to dispatch sisters from the Bar for new foundations.

Something suggests that Mother Coyney lacked the zeal for mission that was the characteristic of Mary Ward with her desire to found new houses and schools across Europe. However, in Mother Coyney’s defence the situation was not easy. England was cut off from the Mother house of the congregation, then in Munich, because of the Napoleonic wars. Despite endless letters to Germany to find out if any of the sisters had survived the 1809 suppression of religious communities there was no reply. At the same time the émigré priests who had fled to England from the continent during the revolutionary wars brought with them the news from the Vatican that Mary Ward was not to be called our foundress. Gradually Mother Coyney, anxious about the isolated position of the Bar persuaded the Bar Convent community to recognise the jurisdiction of the local bishop, something that was completely contrary to Mary Ward’s vision of a female congregation free from episcopal jurisdiction.

Therefore when Dr Murray, the Archbishop of Dublin asked Mother Coyney to send sisters to found a school in Dublin, she declined. However, she was prepared to accept Frances Ball, a protégé of Dr Murray’s, into the novitiate on the understanding that when she returned to Dublin she could not expect the Bar Convent to take any responsibility for the new foundation.

Once in Ireland, Mary Ward’s new institute flourished. Vocations poured in. Houses and schools were founded, and before the death of Frances Teresa Ball she had sent sisters to found in Canada, India, Gibraltar, Mauritius, Africa and Australia. Meanwhile, it was the occasion of the dispersion of the German sisters on the continent that led eventually to new foundations from that source eastwards into the lands of the Danube, and then further afield to India, Korea and Africa. Religious congregations generally flourish where they stay true to their founding vision. Fortunately, the two branches of Mary Ward’s institute have continued to work in harmony, where both look to the Bar Convent in York as a significant part of their founding charism.


Indian Sisters Visit

6th June 2014

In May 2014, the CJ English province was privileged to host a visit of ten CJ Sisters from India and Nepal. They had come to immerse themselves in Mary Ward’s own country, the better to acquaint themselves with her spirit and ethos. It was a wonderful time for all. They experienced the hospitality of the Community, the Bar Convent staff and facilities, the warmth of the many people they encountered from fellow guests, from Mary Ward Association lay members, the people of York and those they met on their various travels around East and North Yorkshire – Mary Ward’s own county.

Sr. Frances greeted and waved them goodbye, smoothing out any hiccoughs at the airport and accompanying them around the city of York focussing on York Minster and Margaret Clitherow’s house and street, on their last morning. Each evening, Sr. Patricia gave them some invaluable input as to what they would be meeting on their various journeys, with PowerPoint and illustrations, and kernels of information. Sr. Ann, with Kate Morgan’s support, master minded, with her inimitable enthusiasm, their coach trips:

  • to Osbaldwick where they met the wonderful vicar Andrew Clements, seeing for the first time Mary Ward’s stone and the place where her funeral took place. From there they went to Mount Grace to follow in Mary Ward and her companion’s footsteps in the 1640s.
  • to the East Riding beginning with Osgodby Hall where Mary Ward first heard of religious life, to Hemingborough Church where the Babthorpe family were patrons, to Babthorpe Hall, and then to Ploughlands where Mary Ward lived with her grandmother, visiting Welwick Church where her family were buried and the magnificent St. Patrick’s Church at Patrington having had their picnic by the sea near Spurn Point.
  • to the North Riding – to Mary Ward’s birth place at Mulwith, the cousins’ home at Ripley Castle with the indomitable Margaret Jowett acting out the Mary Ward story in secret times, the place of the family’s Baptism Font in Ripon Cathedral and the surrounding countryside including Harewell Hall where she made her First Communion.

The Community enjoyed their company at meals and especially on the last evening when all joined together to feast in Indian singing and dancing in the Atrium in the Bar Convent. Another very special time was spent with the elderly frail sisters at St. Joseph’s where they all came away marvelling at their interest and care.

The Community in York all rejoice that they came and sincerely hope that they will be able to take back the fruit of those experiences and share them with their five Provinces/Regions – Delhi, Allahabad, Nepal, Patna and Bangalore – as one of the Mary Ward Associates commented on their return from Mulwith and Ripon – to network across their Provinces would be networking indeed.

Sr Mary Walmsley CJ


Fundraising Update

1st May 2014

It is a major achievement to have raised over £375,000 in the first six months of the campaign, and we are deeply grateful to all those individuals, Trusts and organisations who have donated to the Project. When added to funds raised in the first phase, we have received nearly a third of our £2m target. There is of course a long way to go, but we are greatly encouraged by this generous support from such a wide range of people across the UK and around the world.


Camera, Lights, Action!

1st May 2014

Sr Agatha was kept even busier than usual during Holy Week when the film crew from BBC 1’s Antiques Road Trip visited to interview her and film The Bar Convent. The producers selected the Convent due to its unique role in York life for more than three centuries, its beautiful architecture, and its important connection with Saint Margaret Clitherow.

We look forward to seeing her onscreen when it is broadcast in the autumn.


‘Best B&B in York’ Nomination

1st May 2014

Much to our surprise (and delight!) we have been nominated in the Visit York Tourism Awards – ‘Best B&B – The People’s Choice Award’. It’s a great compliment and recognises the investment in the Bar Convent Guest House refurbishment programme over the last three years. The programme is planned to be completed to coincide with the launch of the Living Heritage Project in 2015.


Called to the Bar

4th April 2014

I don’t need encouragement to visit The Bar Convent, it is one of my favourite places in York – good food, peace, beauty, a warm welcome and friends. I had been there twice that week, variously to eat and to study, when James Foster’s email announced to me that, of all readers of the monthly newsletter, I had been randomly selected to enjoy “Afternoon Tea for Two” in the Bar Convent cafe, a most welcome and unexpected treat.

My husband Colin and I arrived, as arranged, at midday on 14th March and found our table ready, with pretty tablecloth and napkins, and dainty china, in a sunny corner of the busy cafe. The next hour was luxury and I was glad that I had not breakfasted, as the three tier cake stand arrived with its selection of treats; crustless well filled finger sandwiches on good bread on the lowest tier, then a large selection of tiny luxurious cakes on the next. The stand was topped with two perfect walnut scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and real strawberries! Our two pots of good Yorkshire tea completed the feast.

Afterwards we sat peacefully and watched life at The Bar. The cafe staff are never still; orders are delivered quickly and always with a smile. I should think that the ambiance, the service and the good food here win them a loyal following. The front hall was busy with diners, guests and shoppers and the occasional welcome sight of a CJ Sister flitting by. It felt both special and homely, if that is possible. We went home relaxed and happy.

Thank you Bar Convent, put me in for the next draw, and if I don’t win it, I’ll still be back!

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The Painted Life brought to life

3rd April 2014

The Painted Life’ is renowned worldwide as the unique visual record of the spiritual journey of Mary Ward and her followers. The cycle of 50 oil-on-canvas paintings created in the 1600′s are currently displayed in the Congregatio Jesu school, Augsburg, Germany. Half size copies of a number of the Painted Life images are currently displayed in the Bar Convent Museum. The Living Heritage Project new exhibition will enable visitors, for the first time ever, to see close detail of the paintings, courtesy of a large touch-screen display and much larger digital copies of the paintings. By touching different elements of the images onscreen, details of the pictures will be highlighted, giving details of different companions, and a closer understanding of each key episode of Mary’s life, her spiritual own journey, and that of her followers.


Secret Histories Take Shape

3rd March 2014

Work is carrying on apace behind the scenes in the development of the new Living Heritage Project exhibition. Researcher Izzy Bartley tells of her work in unlocking the Bar Convent’s unique and fascinating histories. Izzy Bartley, a postgraduate Cultural Heritage Management student at York University, is working closely with Bar Convent archivist Sister Christina to ensure that all the artefacts are accurately archived and to further the research into some of the key objects within the BC collections.
Izzy has only recently moved to York and has found working at the Bar Convent an excellent an inspiring way to learn about local events of historical significance and the stories of the people involved.

“My background is in education and I am fascinated by the narratives connected to artefacts and what we can learn from them. On the one hand objects are inert and lifeless, yet on the other, they represent a tangible link between the people and events of the present and those of the past. The artefacts at the Bar Convent are key to some truly remarkable stories involving secrecy and individual and collective bravery. Unlocking these stories brings the unique and fascinating history of the Convent to life, and that is what this new exhibition will do.
One of my favourite artefacts in the collection is the Recusant altar disguised as a bedhead. We probably all played hide-and-seek as a child, but at the time this altar was used, keeping secrets and staying hidden was literally a matter of life and death. Used in Tudor times to celebrate Mass in secret, it was designed so that, in the event of a raid by authorities, the shelf could be folded down and the bed pushed into place, concealing the bedhead’s real purpose. Meanwhile, the priest would hide in a specially constructed space somewhere in one of the walls. The threat of discovery must have been terrifying.”

The altar is just one artefact in a fantastic collection of objects and stories that will be part of the new Living Heritage Project.


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30th January 2014

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Sr Frances visit to Zimbabwe

30th January 2014

Members of the Congregation of Jesus never retire, we just get re-cycled often several times over. In Zimbabwe we have an amazing sister of 97-years old who has been re-cycled many times and is still going strong. Her name is Sr Christopher Angell CJ and in December, whilst everyone else was getting ready for Christmas, I went to visit her.

Sr Christopher retired from headship of St Mary’s Cambridge sometime in the 1960’s and a few years later, as one usually does, she asked to go on the ‘missions’. She imagined she would be helping out here and there, but instead she was soon back in the classroom, running the girls’ boarding department, appointed Novice Director, Junior Director, Superior of the community, and in her sixth ‘retirement’ has taken up spiritual accompaniment, the house accounts, and being ‘grandma’ to the young sisters in the Noviceship house – a vital role in Shona society.

Sr Christopher is still very mobile, with the help of her trolley, and although increasingly deaf she has a razor sharp mind. As the wisdom figure in the Noviceship house she is much sought after for her good counsel, her spiritual depths, her sense of humour, and her total commitment to the CJ charism. When I said goodbye to her, not expecting to see her again, she reminded me that in 2015 she will be celebrating her 80th year as a member of the CJ, and in 2016 she will celebrate her 100th birthday. At the rate she is going two more visits seem to be on the horizon.


A Medley of Wonderful Choral Music in the Bar Convent Chapel – by Sr Ann Stafford CJ

30th January 2014

Once again it was a great joy to welcome the Choir from St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, Dorset to the Bar Convent in York for a concert of choral music in the Chapel on 18 January.

On a visit to Shaftesbury, a CJ former school, Sr Agatha and I were told that the choir were going to be singing in Europe. I said to the choir mistress ‘Why are you singing all over Europe and you have never sung in the oldest post reformation catholic convent in England?’ The choir mistress, Deborah Radford’s, immediate response was positive and she said ‘When would you like us to come?’ Sr Agatha’s reply was ‘Come in January – it’s such a dreary month’.
The choir duly came and now this is their third visit.

We were treated to a medley of wonderful choral music ranging from Mozart to Howard Goodall. This magnificent choir of sopranos and altos lifted our hearts, consoled our spirits and brought tears to our eyes. The choir was accompanied on the organ by their Headmaster Richard James who had also composed two of the works. The school Chaplain, Fr Andrew Moore, had added to the repertoire. The choir sang his Winchester setting at the Mass on Sunday 19th.

The school have generously donated £300 towards the Living Heritage Project. We are most grateful for that but more especially for their presence among us and the joy they gave.


Meet…Val Russell, Bar Convent Café Manager

30th January 2014

Val Russell has worked at the Bar Convent for 10 years, and as Café Manager she is responsible for all aspects of catering at the Bar Convent, from corporate functions to private events, concert audiences, b&b guests, and of course, the many individual visitors who pop in for coffee, lunch, or afternoon tea.

Val relishes the variety of the role, and the opportunity to run her own café within the ambience of the Convent. “It’s a happy place to work” Val says “and I love to prepare food for customers that I enjoy myself. There’s such variety, with home baking, light lunches, afternoon tea, and servicing events and conferences…it makes life interesting!”. Read More…

Val is also responsible for sourcing local ingredients, with some new lines for 2014: “We have just introduced a new range of artisan breads. They do make a wonderful sandwich!”.
“We also specialise in food for people who follow a gluten free diet and vegetarians. We can cater for most diets if given sufficient notice.”

Val’s view: “A great cafe is all about the synergy of three things – the food obviously, the ambience, and the service. I totally believe we have all these things in abundance at the Convent.”

And what does Val think about the Living Heritage Project? “It is a great project which will result in allowing many more people access to the Convent. This in turn will build long-term visitors of the Convent. The Convent is unique in this country and needs everyone’s support to conserve it for future generations to enjoy.”

And finally, what could Val personally recommend? She says her favourite cakes are the Bakewell Tart or Lemon Drizzle Cake…why not try them for yourself next time you visit? Or enter our Prize Draw for the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets for Afternoon Tea, as our guests.


United Evensong at St Thomas’s Church, Osbaldwick

30th January 2014

Mary Ward died in Hewarth, just outside the gates of York city, on the 30th January 1645, and she was buried at the little Anglican Church of St Thomas in Osbaldwick. The ledger stone that marked her grave, is now fixed to the wall of the inside of the church, and is a place of pilgrimage for many who know the extraordinary life of Mary Ward.

Each year, on the Sunday closest to the 30th January, the vicar, the Rev Andrew Clements, arranges an ecumenical Evensong in the Church of St Thomas. This year it took place on the 27th January and, as always it was very well attended. Rev Andrew Clements, who is an expert now on Mary Ward, spoke passionately and knowledgeable about her, after which we all enjoyed a wonderful tea provided by the ladies of the parish.


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