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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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Catholic Church of St Teresa of Lisieux, Taunton

  Catholic Church of St Teresa of Lisieux, Taunton From ‘St George’s Catholic Church, Taunton, 1860-1960’ by Charles Winter (Centenary Celebration – 21st April, 1960) Crowning Achievement – The crowning … Continue reading

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The Story of the Catholic Church in Painswick

  The Story of the Catholic Church in Painswick by Ursula Usher (1990) Edited by Brian Torode and Richard Barton Firstly, Mrs. Usher of Painswick produced an account of the … Continue reading

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The Chapel of St Thomas More and St John Fisher, Box

The Chapel of St Thomas More and St John Fisher, Box by Richard Barton (October 2017) As a lover of local vernacular ‘Arts and Crafts’ architecture I have been interested … Continue reading

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The Raymond-Barkers and the building of the Chapel of St Mary of the Angels, Bisley

The Raymond-Barkers and the building of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, Bisley by Richard Barton (October 2017) St Bartholomew’s Church at Oakridge was built as a chapel-of-ease to … Continue reading

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Nympsfield and the Leigh Family

Nympsfield and the Leigh Family by Sheila Dennison Journal of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society. Spring 1990, Issue No 13               … Continue reading

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Catholic Churchdown

CATHOLIC CHURCHDOWN Written in 1987 by the late Lillian Bell who died on 26th December 1997 In the Domesday Book, the village which is the subject of this short article … Continue reading

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Saints and Beati associated with Gloucestershire

A Proposed Supplementary Calendar of Saints and Beati for the use of Roman Catholics in Gloucestershire Episcopal Saints Before the creation of the See of Gloucester in 1541 by King … Continue reading

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Caldey, Prinknash and Nashdom – A Shared Pictorial History

A selection of items from my Postcard and Photograph Collection:   CALDEY 1906-1928 I have tried to limit these to the Benedictine period as there are numerous cards dating from … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 4 Comments

Prinknash Abbey – Pious Dreams

Prinknash Abbey – Pious Dreams Using contemporary publicity material and appeal brochures to explore the various plans for an enormous Benedictine Monastery at Prinknash Park, Gloucestershire. Alan Brooks in ‘Gloucestershire … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Prinknash and Father Dolling

Father Dolling and Prinknash Park by Brian Torode (1995) While sitting outside the chapel at St. Peter’s Grange some time ago, my thoughts wandered back to a biography which I … Continue reading

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