For nearly fifty years, on the first Sunday of July each year, the Diocese of Middlesbrough hasorganised the Postgate Rally. This takes the form of an open-air Mass, to commemorate the BlessedMartyr, which is concelebrated by many diocesan priests together with the Bishop. It attracts acongregation numbered in hundreds from all corners of the diocese and beyond.The venue alternates each year between Egton Bridge and Ugthorpe. The Mass generally begins at 3 pm, preceded by hymn singing from 2.30. In recent years, a small group sets off an hour before the Mass begins to take part in a pilgrim walk from Ugthorpe to Egton Bridge, or vice versa.Click here to see more photographsThe Rally always closes with the Postgate Hymn, traditionally believed to have been writtenby Father Postgate himself whilst in prison in York awaiting his trial.