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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Saint William - pray for York

Today is the feast of St William of York, the patron of our City. Watch Mass for St William's Day by clicking here.

We have a fine window in our church, depicting St William. It shows the scene when the Saint returned to York as Archbishop, having gone into exile as a result of the machinations of his enemies. So many people thronged the Ouse Bridge to cheer his return that the bridge collapsed. Nobody was killed, in merit of the Archbishop's holiness and prayers.

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