A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Vale of Tewkesbury

Postlip Chapel

Roman Catholic Church of St James the Great, Postlip During the latter part of the nineteenth century Catholic missions had grown up in places to the north of Cheltenham. The … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

St Benet’s Kemerton, Beckford Hall and Woollas Hall in photographs

Beckford Hall the home of the Wakeman Family. Later the house was occupied by the Ashton-Case Family who added the chapel wing and then it was the Noviciate for the … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blount Gravestones at Kemerton

Blount Gravestones at Kemerton by Richard Barton and Philippa Hunter Hidden in the earth, often away from the beaten track, yet marked with stones are the remains of some little … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Passionists in the Cotswolds

Saint Charles of St Andrew of Mount Argus, Father Ignatius of St Paul, Father Paul Mary Pakenham and Blessed Bernard Mary of Jesus – Local Links with the Passionists  by Brian … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Catholics of Overbury

Overbury is a pleasant village just over the county boundary into Worcestershire. It is nestled between the villages of Kemerton and Beckford which both have important Catholic connections. Across Bredon … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porter Family of the Mythe

In July 1989 the late Lez Hough produced his essay, ‘The Foundation of the Mythe Mission, Tewkesbury’ as Journal X of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society. In … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Joseph’s Tewkesbury

The Story of a Building  – From Telephone Exchange to Catholic Church By Richard Barton (November 2005) On Thursday, 6th October 1977, an important event took place in the history … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment