before the close of the Year of Mercy on 20 November 2016, the feast of Christ the King.

On Friday 11 November from 6 – 8.30pm

There will be a chance to experience something of the life of a Benedictine Monk, a gift from the Mercy of God.
This will be led by the Abbot of Mucknell Abbey, a small and youthful Anglican Benedictine community together with a younger monk Bro Ian Mead who is the only Methodist in the community. He is also the only known Methodist who is a Benedictine Monk in the entire world.

Mucknell Abbey community is committed to promote and support the journey all the Churches are involved in, to find the way to Christian Unity. Members of the Community are mainly Anglican but at present there is a Methodist member and a Lutheran member.

It is also for Catholics a chance to share in the last organised pilgrimage that will take place in St Mary’s Leyland, one of the designated “Mercy” Churches in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

This pilgrimage will be open to Christians of all denominations and any who wish to experience in a small way the life of Benedictine Monks.

Unusually there will be no Eucharist and no Confessions. Catholics who make it a pilgrimage can fulfil the conditions to receive the graces of the Year of Mercy by celebrating Mass over the following week-end, and celebrating Reconciliation also in their own parishes.

The Year of Mercy ends on Sunday 20th November, the Feast of Christ the King. St Mary’s will also hold some kind of final celebration that day, to be announced