24 July 2019 marks the Feast Day and the 425th anniversary of the Martyrdom of our local saint, St John Boste of Dufton.
One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, St John Boste was born in Dufton, educated at Appleby Grammar School and was later to become the school’s headmaster. An ordained Catholic Priest under the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st, he was arrested for practising his faith and was cruelly hung, drawn and quartered near Durham on 24 July 1594. He remained faithful to the very end, reciting the Angelus whilst ascending the gallows to his death.
Take in the beautiful views of The Pennines, Eden Valley and the Lake District (weather permitting!) on the 4th annual pilgrimage, this year ascending Great Dun Fell, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which St John Boste will have gazed upon, and may have walked himself, as a young man.
If you would like to join us, meet at Knock Christian Centre car park for 2pm, where you will be given directions to drive further up the fell to a small parking area to start the walk. Total walking distance is about 4 miles and will take 2-3 hours on a fairly steep, tarmac road. Use postcode CA16 6DL for SatNav. Bring suitable footwear and clothing and a little sustenance. See poster.
All are welcome!
Contact: Peter Northgraves 07906 051993.