The Pilgrimage will begin at 12.30 pm at Grindleford Station with a Rosary Procession to Padley Chapel, followed by Missa Cantata at 1.00 p.m. at Padley Chapel.
Padley chapel is the remains of Padley Manor, originally the private chapel of Padley Hall, which, in the sixteenth century, was owned by the devout Catholic Fitzherbert family.
The Hall was regularly raided for evidence of Catholic worship until, in July 1588, two priests were found hiding within the walls. Nicholas Garlick and Robert Ludlam were found guilty of high treason and, together with Richard Sympson who shared their faith, were hung, drawn and quartered at Derby before the month was out, their butchered remains stuck onto poles on St. Mary’s Bridge. They became known as the ‘Padley Martyrs’.
Location: Padley Chapel, Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 2HN