On the 17th of November we had our 40th birthday celebration beginning with Mass which was celebrated by the Right Reverend Bishop of Lancaster, Michael Campbell, O.S.A. Nearly 90 people gathered with us including local clergy, religious of the Diocese and many guests and friends of the community. Mass was followed by a buffet lunch and a toast given by Reverend Mother General, Sr.Mary Helen. There were also 4 former prioresses of Hyning and several Bernardines to represent the Order.
We had a special birthday cake especially made by Sr.Michaela and Sr.Mary Stella.
We also had an exhibition on the history of the Order and the establishment of Hyning community, these mainly included images from the Hyning archives and other materials. Sr.Mary Stella also did a presentation on aspects of the Hyning garden.