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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

About the Site

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

This is the text of the Eulogy given by Brian’s great friend, Richard Barton, at Brian’s funeral on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at Saint Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham: Banjour, (banzhoor) (Good Day) … Continue reading

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‘Living Stones’ and ‘Completing the Good Work’

St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham   ‘Living Stones’ (2013) and ‘Completing the Good Work’ (2018) by Joanna Vials       The development of the 19th century Catholic mission The building … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Indomitable Mr Cotham

The Indomitable Mr Cotham – Missioner, Convict Chaplain and Monk Joanna Vials ISBN 978 085244 928 8 Gracewing Ltd   £25.00 620 page paperback   See: http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page281.html James Ambrose Cotham … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Burials at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1768-1812

  Thornbury Registers: Burials (1768-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd     Please Press this Link: Thornbury Parish Register – Deaths 1768-1812   Notes about the Parish Register: Source: Gloucestershire, England, … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Baptisms at St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, 1768-1812

Thornbury Registers: Baptisms (1768-1812), transcribed by Richard Byrd     Please Press this Link:   Thornbury Parish Register Baptisms 1768-1812     Notes about the Parish Register: Pages 1-7 are … Continue reading

January 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

For the Six Portraits of the family of Joseph Blount of Mapledurham and his wife, Mary Canning, please see article entitled ‘Mary Blount nee Canning’: https://wp.me/p4BX9P-sc Michael Blount I was … Continue reading

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Building a Church for Bussage by Patricia Main

Building a Church for Bussage: The History of St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Bussage by Patricia Main   In the early 19th century Bussage and the whole of the … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin One dreary wet afternoon, a couple of years ago, I revisited Daylesford Church, one of Pearson’s early works, and was disappointed … Continue reading

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Thomas Meyrick and his Fonts

Thomas Meyrick M.A. With thanks to Julian Orbach for kindly supplying the photographs In 1860, William Henry Lowder was appointed as curate of Bisley. He had previously worked as an … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese This working list considers some of the convert clergy from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had links with the Roman Catholic Diocese … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Reverend James Russell Madan, M.A.

The Reverend James Russell Madan M.A. (1841-1905) by Joan C. Gorham Written in 1994 for Journal 24 of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society James Russell Madan, the … Continue reading

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