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Forthcoming events 2024

Local events of interest to our members and friends


Thursday 22nd August 2024

The Bosworth Mass

Following the request and encouragement of the Society Board the Yorkshire Branch has arranged a Solemn Requiem Mass to be said in St Anne’s Catholic Church, North Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3AD at 7.00 pm on Thursday 22nd August 2024 for the repose of the soul of King Richard III and the souls of all who died at the Battle of Bosworth on that day 539 years ago.

The Mass will be in the normal modern form but with music sung in the Latin which Richard would have known. The Celebrant will be the Parish Priest, Monsignor Canon David Smith. In his previous Wakefield Parish, Mgr Smith regularly celebrated the annual December 30th Requiem Mass for Richard Duke of York and Edmund Earl of Rutland at the Chantry Chapel on Wakefield Old Bridge.

All are very welcome to attend, whether of faith or not, but it would be a help if they would please contact Branch Secretary Graham Mitchell to signify attendance.


Saturday 14th September 2024

Branch Annual General Meeting

1.30 pm at St Bede's Pastoral Centre Blossom Street York (next door to The Bar Convent)

3.00 pm Guest Speaker former Branch Chair Angela Moreton “"Richard III before Shakespeare”

Please book your place at the AGM and/or lecture by emailing or telephoning Branch Secretary Graham Mitchell.

Luncheon is recommended at The Bar Convent restaurant. Tel (01904) 464910 to reserve a place.