Ampleforth Days of Renewal

1976.  In the summer of this year there was  meeting of leaders of prayer groups according to Diocese.  Some six went from Middlesbrough.  Msgr. Bickerstaffe, Molly Wilkins (wife of John Wilkins and mother of Stanbrook nun), Charles   Jenkinson,   Catherine Amos,  We formed a diocesan service committee and the question came up of a day of Renewal in the diocese.  I suggested perhaps Amplefsorth and they supported the idea.   I went back to Ampleforth and asked hte Abbot who gave permission.   We began to meet monthly in the Grange to prepare and on the First Sunday of January 1977, we began our first day.  There has been 11 Sundays per year ever since.