Church holds ancient mass

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A CHURCH is holding its first Latin mass for centuries to launch its annual Heritage Open Day.

Rotherham Minster is running the Medieval Mass next Friday from 7pm, followed by the open day on Saturday.

Visitors can enjoy two free guided tours of the minster and will also get the chance to look around the nearby Chapel on the Bridge.

The church, currently undergoing £138,000 of repair works, will also feature displays by students from Thomas Rotherham College and The Friends of Boston Castle.

Exhibits will include the minster’s Effingham Bible, an 18th century edition of the King James Bible given as a gift by the Earl of Effingham, as well as a copy of author Anthony Trollope’s wedding certificate.

n The chapel was built in 1483 and is one of only four surviving examples of a medieval bridge chantry.