Dilston chapel where I have said Mass for the last few years for the repose of the souls of the Radcliffe family has run into trouble. The North Peninnes Heritage Trust which was looking after the site has gone into receivership. MENCAP who run Dilston College cannot take on the running of two ancient monuments ( the chapel and the castle). So for the foreseeable future this site which is of such significance for Catholic history in the North East will be closed to the public. The Radcliffe items which were on loan from Ushaw have been sent to the Conservation Department of Durham University. Further information can be found on the Friends` website. I hope we will eventually be able to go back to Dilston for our annual Mass.