Aeriel view of Hulne Priory
On Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 11.30am, Mass will be celebrated in the grounds of Hulne Priory, Northumberland, the remnants of the first Carmelite community to be established in Britain in 1242.
The Mass is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the British Province of Carmelites. The presider will be the Prior Provincial of the British Province, Very Rev. Fr. Kevin Alban, O.Carm. All are welcome.
After the Mass a buffet lunch will be served in the hall at St. Paul's Catholic Church (Percy Street, Alnwick, NE66 1AE). If you would like to attend the lunch, please assist us in making catering arrangements by notifying the Provincial Office.
Directions and advice
The ruins of Hulne Priory are nestled on a hillside in Hulne Park, the private parklands of the Duke of Northumberland in the grounds of Alnwick Castle. Entry is via the approach from Alnwick. On this special occasion it is possible to access the site by car (normally access is only permitted on foot).
Please use the Hulne Park postcode (NE66 2LJ) and entrance gate from the B6346. Once you have passed through the main gate, follow the road round to the right and take the first left, signposted Hulne Abbey. If you follow this road down, you will pass over two cattle gride and the priory/abbey is straight ahead. Please follow the track to the right of the priory walls and there is a layby at the back of the priory to park.
Map showing the location of Hulne Priory
Please note that there are no visitor facilities (toilets, etc.) at Hulne Priory.
The grounds where we will celebrate Mass are covered in grass. The site is generally flat and accessible to wheelchair users, but please be careful of uneven terrain.
Those taking part in the Mass are advised to bring seating with them, and - since we will be outside - to be prepared for the vagaries of British weather.