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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

About the Site

Welcome to our site which celebrates the life and work of Brian Torode, a man who was much loved, and is greatly missed, following his unexpected short illness and subsequent … Continue reading

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Let’s have your memories!

Brian’s former friends and colleagues are invited to leave comments about their memories of him. If you wish to, please also email any photographs or video that we can include on … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Brian Torode

To download Richard Barton’s Eulogy given at the Funeral of Brian Torode, please press the link below:                

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The Coleford Mission Diary (1911-1930)

To download this Mission Diary which has been transcribed and annotated by Mrs Lynne Hunter Johnston, please press the link below:

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St Peter’s Church, Cheltenham

To download this talk given in 2006 to members of the Cheltenham Local History Society by the Reverend Stephen Eldridge, please press the link below:

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The Balfe Chalice 1793

To download this short article in which Richard Barton investigates the Balfe Chalice please press the link below:

January 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Ashton Beer – Ashton Beer Collection

Please press on the link below to read more about this fascinating collection of Cotswolds Arts and Crafts Furniture which is currently seeking a more permanent home:

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Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

To download Richard Barton’s essay on Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church please press the lnk below: For more information about the History of the Catholic Apostolic Church see: If you are … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church

To download this article by Richard Barton, entitled ‘The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church,’ please press the link below: See also ‘The Catholics of Overbury’ by Richard Barton:

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St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stonehouse – its prehistory

To download Richard Barton’s essay, ‘St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stonehouse – its prehistory,’ please press the link below:

August 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.

To download Richard Barton’s essay about Arnold Harris Mathew, entitled, ‘The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.  – His Background and his Roman Catholic Years,’ please press the link below:

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Catholic Prestbury

To download Roger Beacham’s essay entitled ‘Catholic Prestbury’ please press the link below: See also Roger Beacham’s ‘Anglo-Catholic links between Prestbury and Prinknash’:

August 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Lost Church by Scoles – Our Lady of Lourdes, Wroughton

To download this essay by Richard Barton entitled, ‘A Lost Church by Scoles – Our Lady of Lourdes, Wroughton,’ please press the link below: See also a Centenary Celebration of … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · 4 Comments

We have presented these articles, talks and research notes here to make Brian's interests available to others. If you have any concerns about copyright, please contact us and we will make all necessary changes.

Unless otherwise acknowledged, site copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Articles & included photographs: R Barton. Supporting layout, text & graphics: K Brown.

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email: btsarnia(at)gmail.com