The feast of the Douai Martyrs on October 30th is one of the major feasts of the year at Ushaw College, Durham. The college is one of two direct descendants of the seminary at Douai and last year celebrated its 200th anniversary at the Ushaw site. The Douai Martyrs were the more than 160 priests arrested and executed for working as priests in England in penal times of whom eighty have been beatified.
This year a number of priests of Hexham and Newcastle have decided to get together to celebrate a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the feast. This will be at 7pm on Friday 30th October at the Sacred Heart and English Martyrs at Thornley, Co Durham. All welcome. Any priest is welcome to come and sit in choir for the Mass. There will be a buffet afterwards.