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2024: 800-Year Anniversary of the Franciscans' Arrival in England

The year 2024 marks the eight-hundredth anniversary of the arrival in England of the Friars Minor, sent personally by Saint Francis of Assisi, and the establishment of England’s first Franciscan friary in Canterbury in 1224. The Franciscans followed the Dominicans, who had already arrived in England in 1221, and both groups of mendicants targeted major urban areas for their revolutionary mission of preaching, pastoral care for the poor, and encouraging learning. 
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On medieval Bury St Edmunds.