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Category Archives: Around Clifton Diocese – A Medley of Parish Histories

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

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

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 · 4 Comments

Reverend Peter Hartley – ‘A Martyr to Duty’ and ‘Victim of Charity’

Reverend Peter Hartley – ‘A Martyr to Duty’ and ‘Victim of Charity’ by Richard Barton (2020) Most of the information that we have about Peter Hartley comes from the writings … Continue reading

July 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gloucester’s saintly Abbe Josse

More pages from the historical writings of James Newton Langston (1884-1959) In February, 1828, another French émigré priest, the Abbe Augustine Louis Josse (1763-1841), took charge of the Gloucester mission. … Continue reading

July 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gloucestershire’s links with Ambrose Phillipps de Lisle

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S LINKS WITH AMBROSE PHILLIPPS DE LISLE Largely extracted from the writings of James Newton Langston (1886-1959) In 1816 Abbe Bernard Giraud (or Girard), a priest of the diocese of … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holy Cross, Wotton-under-Edge

HOLY CROSS, WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE by Richard Barton (2020) Five hundred years ago, my ancestor, Robert Seborne alias Plumer, of Wotton-under-Edge penned his last will and testament. In line with the piety … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Bernard Morewood O.P.

James Bernard Morewood O. P. by Richard Barton (2020) For many years I have been curious to learn more about the Dominican Priest, Bernard Morewood, who built the Church of … Continue reading

July 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Robert Canning of Hartpury

Robert Canning (1773-1843)  lived at Hartpury, near Gloucester. He was the second son of an ancient family whose seat was at Foxcote, near to Ilmington, situated on the Gloucestershire and … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

St John’s Roman Catholic Church, Bath – A photographic miscellany

Roman Catholic Church of St John the Evangelist, Bath     St Alphege’s Church in Oldfield Park            

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment