Friday, 10 July 2009

St Thérèse: beat the crowds

With 80 days to go until the relics of St Thérèse arrive in Lancaster, each day it becomes more obvious that a large number of people will make a visit during this event. Already a large number of parish, deanery and school coaches have been arranged and more enquiries are coming in. To help ensure a smooth event, we are trying to spread the arrival times of different groups. Earlier today we launched a new page on the Cathedral's St Thérèse website, designed to help people see when it is best to come.

The duration of the visit is split into times which are colour-coded: green for the quietest times, red for the busiest and yellow for those inbetween. The information is intended (at least at this stage) mainly for those planning group visits, and we are asking groups which have not yet arranged a time to avoid the Tuesday lunchtime Mass, which is looking very busy. We will update the information further as time goes on and as more groups book in. If you are organising a group, please remember to contact us with your planned arrival time. You can find the new information page here.