In anticipation of their patron’s canonisation on 13th October, the Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in East Leeds will host a “Newman Festival” 22nd – 27th September.

Aimed at the whole diocese, the Festival includes:

A pilgrimage to Newman’s Shrine at the Birmingham Oratory (afternoon/evening of Sun 22nd)

A series of three talks held at St Theresa’s at 7 pm on
Monday 23rd (Fr Dennis Cassidy, Leeds Diocese)
Tuesday 24th (Fr Richard Duffield, York Oratory)
Wednesday 25th (Mgr Prof. Rod Strange).

On Thursday 26th, 7 pm Bishop Marcus will celebrate a thanksgiving Mass and dedicate a relic of Newman at Corpus Christi Church.

An additional post-canonisation event will be held on 20th October:
A “Come and Sing” workshop and informal performance of choruses from The Dream of Gerontius led by the Diocese Music Department, it will be open to singers of all abilities from across the Diocese.

More details about the Festival will be provided on the Diocese website within the next few weeks.