Talk on Bar Convent

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York Group

About the Event

7.30pm to 9.30pm Wednesday 31 January

The York Group would like to invite you to join them for a talk on Bar Convent

Established in 1686 at a time when it was illegal to be Catholic, a group of religious sisters known as the Congregation of Jesus opened this secret convent. Their foundress Mary Ward, pioneered the idea of religious women working as missionaries, and part of that mission was to educate girls. Join us to hear a summary of the life of Mary Ward - 'the most famous Yorkshire woman you have never heard of' and the history of Bar Convent.

 

Price

Free

The York Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel Skipton Road Skelton York YO30 1XW

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