A Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon on Saturday 26th July 2014 in honour of Bl John Ingram martyred in Gateshead on that date in 1594. The Mass will be celebrated in St Joseph's Church, Gateshead by V Rev Fr Michael Brown. The music will be provided by the Westland Singers of Sunderland. John Ingram converted to Catholicism whilst a student at Oxford and from there studied for the priesthood in the Society of Jesus, first at the English College in Rheims then to the Jesuit College at Pont-a-Mousson then to the English College in Rome where he was ordained in 1589. In 1592 he travelled to Scotland but was captured on 25th November 1593. He was first imprisoned in Berwick-on-Tweed before being transferred first to Durham then York and finally the Tower of London where he was tortured. He was finally tried with John Boste and George Swallowell before being sent to Gateshead for execution. He was beatified by Pope Pius XI in 1929.