A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Fairford Parish

St Clotilde’s Convent, Lechlade

I. The Catholic Community of Lechlade by Richard Barton (2003) From the death of Queen Mary in 1558 until the arrival of the Sisters of St. Clotilde in 1939, there … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

Hatherop and Fairford Catholic Mission

From Hatherop to Fairford – The Catholic Mission 1780-1867 by Richard Barton and Brian Torode  When I took up my duties as the new pastor in the various parishes in … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Catholic Cricklade

The Catholic Community in Cricklade by Richard Barton Before the last war, there were only a few Catholic residents in Cricklade. However, Miss Cecilia Willant, in her notes on the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Thomas’s Catholic Church, Horcott, Fairford

Guide to the Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Horcott, Fairford by Richard Barton 2003 Please click here to view a .pdf copy of this guide (Adobe Reader required).   … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fairford Plate

When I was first appointed as Parish Priest of Fairford with Cricklade in 1998 I was eager to examine the parish plate as I hoped that it might offer a … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Iles Family of Kempsford

Even the most cursory glance of a visitor to the Churchyard of the Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury would reveal the long association between the Iles Family and … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 1 Comment