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Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

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5 comments on “Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

  1. bert
    September 7, 2020

    According to the 1896 Catholic Apostolic Church Address Book, the deacon was W. Jones. W. Jones according to data on the internet was a librarian and curator of the Art Gallery. He lived at the Cheltenham address; 2 Neville Villas, which I could not find.
    According to the 1872 CAC Address Book the congregation held meetings at York Rooms near High Street. The Deacon at that time was Benjamin Cam Norton of Gainsborough House, Bath Road. He was a well known painter of horses

    • bert
      September 7, 2020

      According to the 1872, 1896, 1938 Catholic Apostolic Church Address Books, the CAC Bath congregation was worshipping adjoining no. 20 Vineyards. The church was, as mentioned above, in Guinea Lane. The building still exists under the name of Guinea Lane Nursery Hall St Mary’s Hall. In 1872 the Bishop (Angel), Reverend Arthur Charles Wally was living at 20 Vineyards.

  2. bert
    September 7, 2020

    Correct. After the Catholic Apostolic Congregation had left the church; the bullding was taken over by the RC Church named St Mary’s Church Hall. Thereafter it became a Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses. Benjamin Cam Norton came from Guildford where his father was a barber. Benjamin was married in the Catholic Apostolic Church Sheffield.

  3. bert
    September 8, 2020

    Deacon William Jones wife, Margaret Phillis Brewster, was the daughter of Edwin Frederick Brewster (1819-1887), an Angel (Bishop) of the Catholic Apostolic Congregation in White Notley. He lived at White Notley Hall where the congrgation had meeting room.

  4. bert
    September 12, 2020

    Deacon Wiiiam Jones, eldest son of William Saville Jones, married Margaret Phi(y)llis Brewster at the Catholic Apostolic Church, Gordon Square, on Thursday, 29 March 1894.

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