2020 marks a very significant year in the history of this ancient site of pilgrimage and prayer. In 2020 we mark the 1300th anniversary of the death of our Patron, St Wulfram. Not many churches can date the year of their patron’s death, but the 20th March marks the date of Wulfram’s death and 15th October, the date we celebrate St Wulfram’s Day here in Grantham is the anniversary of the translation of his relics.
It would be a huge failing of us, as a community, if we were to ignore this important milestone in our long history, and so we have a number of events and celebrations lines up to mark this incredibly important year.
On 20th March 2020 +Dom Jean-Charles Nault, Abbot of Wandrille, will bring to St Wulfram’s the relic of Wulfram. The relic will then be kept at St Wulfram’s for a time during our celebration year.
This is truly a rare and very special privilege, not only of the recognition of the Roman Catholic Community in France to an Anglican Church, but also a significant sign of friendship and trust in us as a community of faith. A faith which goes beyond geographical and political bounds.
I very much hope that this year is truly a year in which we, as a community, celebrate our patron and our love of God. That we may continue to grow in our faith and understanding of the God who inspired Wulfram to leave the comfort of his life as an Archbishop to show others the life and love of God.
Rector of Grantham