On the feast of the English Martyrs, we are going to remember our Martyrs, men and women who laid down their lives for their faith, and ask their help for us. Three hundred to four hundred years ago, there was a fierce persecution of Catholic priests and lay faithful; many were imprisoned in Lancaster castle, sentenced to death, paraded on a hurdle through the streets of Lancaster up to Martyrs Hill (near Williamson Park). There, they were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their heads were stuck on pikes at the city gates. We are going to re-trace their final steps, pray at their execution site, and then head back down the hill to visit the cathedral and have a coffee. Anyone who is interested should meet us at the Castle gate at 7.30pm on Thursday 4 May. We will then head to the White Cross for a pint. All welcome!