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Secrecy and Sanctity: 250 Years of the Chapel

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Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1AQ

Tel: 01904 643 238

Secrecy and Sanctity: 250 Years of the Chapel

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We’re pleased to announce a special one-day symposium will be held on Friday 26th April 2019 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of The Bar Convent’s historic hidden chapel, first opened in 1769. Four fascinating aspects of the chapel’s history will be explored by:

Professor Bill Sheils
The Community’s Chapel in the Community:
the Bar Convent and the people of York and beyond

Dr. Jan Graffius
‘Neat & Rich’: Vestments, Relics and Silver from the
Bar Convent and the wider English Recusant Community

Professor Maurice Whitehead
Opening a Convent Chapel in Troubled Times:
the Conclave of 1769 and its International Repercussions

Professor Deirdre Raftery
Writing Women Religious into History: Mary Ward’s Irish
Daughters, from M. Teresa Ball to M. Michael Corcoran

This event costs £25 including refreshments, lunch and entrance to the exhibition. Bookings can be made by calling The Bar Convent on 01904 643 238. Please ring early to avoid disappointment.

For further details, please email us at reception@bar-convent.org.uk.

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