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Author Archives: Richard Barton

Exploring Woodchester Priory with Jane Bethell

Three fascinating stories from Woodchester Priory with thanks to the archivist, Jane Bethell:

September 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

Background: The Catholic Apostolic Church  ‘This millennialist denomination, notable for its liturgy and aristocratic tone, derived from meetings held from 1826 at Albury Park, the Surrey home of the London … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church

The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church Richard Barton (1989) An extended version of an article published in Journal 9 of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stonehouse – prehistory

Catholic strands anterior to the building of St Joseph’s Church, Stonehouse St Joseph’s Church in Stonehouse, a modern building constructed during the mid 1960s, represents the aspirations of a then … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.

The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.  – His Background and his Roman Catholic Years Arnold Harris Matthews went under various names and titles during his life time and I have chosen … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Prestbury

In August 1895 the house known as ‘Wayside’ in Mill Lane, Prestbury, was purchased with the object of establishing a Catholic mission in the village which would be served from … Continue reading

August 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

A LOST CHURCH BY SCOLES – OUR LADY OF LOURDES, WROUGHTON William Wyndham Codrington (1825-1905) married Cecilia Charlotte Webb at Whiteparish in Wiltshire on 21st June 1854. He was the … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · 3 Comments

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute A collection of four biographical sketches of this Pastor and Ecclesiastical Architect Our Church Architect – Canon A. J. C. … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Dom Edmund Ceolfrid Trehearne O.S.B. – ‘Martyr of Charity’

Dom Edmund Ceolfrid Trehearne O. S. B. – ‘Martyr of Charity’ Some years ago a member of the old Cheltenham Catholic Family of Rotundo gave me a photograph of Father … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ursulines in Cheltenham – some postcards

During the year 1907 a community of Ursuline Sisters from Angers was driven out of France as a result of the anti-clerical legislation which had closed many Catholic schools run … Continue reading

July 29, 2020 · 2 Comments