The Walsingham Trustees have taken back responsibility for the small garden chapel, built by Sir William Milner and consecrated in 1939, in the grounds of Parcevall Hall in the Yorkshire Dales. The entire estate was bequeathed to the Shrine, and currently the hall itself is leased to the Diocese of Leeds as a retreat house, the grounds being open to the public.
At the moment, there is a Mass each month during the summer, as plans are developed for its future ministry. All Masses will be celebrated by a priest of The Society.
Already planned are Friday 26th August (with Fr Jeremy Sheehy, of St Peter’s Swinton); and Friday 30th September (with Fr Darren Percival, of St Hilda’s Cross Green), each at 12 Noon. As you enter the gardens, tell them you are going to the service at the chapel and you will not have to pay the entrance fee.
It is a beautiful place to visit in a beautiful part of Yorkshire. All are welcome to join in this exciting venture of The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda. If you would like to be kept informed of other Masses as they are arranged (such as a Requiem in November), or think it would make a good parish outing, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidentally, Parcevall Gardens are in the final for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year Award 2022. If you’d like to vote for them, go to www.historichouses.org/vote
Parcevall Hall, Skyreholme, Skipton BD23 6DE