Every year Westminster Abbey opens its doors to Ransomers and allows us to celebrate Mass at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, once a patron Saint of this nation. This year they have given us the date Saturday November 2nd, the Feast of All Souls, which fits perfectly with our mission to 'pray for the forgotten dead'. Mass is scheduled for 4.30 pm, so those attending will be needed to be in the Abbey by 4.15 pm.
Tickets for the Mass will soon be available, but these will be free. In the past the Guild has asked Ransomers to pay a donation of around £15 per ticket, but in 2018 the Executive Council agreed that no donation would be asked ahead of time. Instead we will be taking up an offering at the Mass, as per standard Catholic practice.