A group from the parish headed across the Trough of Bowland to visit the archives and special collections at Stonyhurst College. Stonyhurst has a long Catholic history, reaching back into Recusant times and has been involved in Catholic education for many centuries. Amongst its alumnae are several saints and beatified men. Through the centuries, the school gathered an array of beautiful books and objects which brought our faith alive. We were warmly welcomed by Jan Graffius, the curator of the collections, who gave us a wonderful tour of the collections and told us about the history and life of the school.
The visit to Stonyhurst was concluded with a very pleasant pub lunch at the Bayley Arms.