A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Cotswolds and Wiltshire

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

Captain Charles Goddard Dewell

An extract from “Catholics in Oxford”, by Father Martindale, S.J. “We cannot but record the name of Brother Dewell, a lay brother of the Society, who died on April 10, … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

George de Serionne – Lay Apostle of the Cotswolds

George de Serionne – Lay Apostle of the Cotswolds By James Rudden (November 1978) With thanks to Mrs. Patricia O’Connor, the author’s daughter, for allowing me to reproduce this essay. … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Henry Stephens of Chavenage

HENRY STEPHENS OF CHAVENAGE – A TRAGIC CONVERT By the Late John Fendley (1991) The story of Chavenage manor, near Horsley, is a vignette of English social history. Before the … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

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

Tetbury Catholic Mission 1880-1884

TETBURY CATHOLIC MISSION 1880-1884  By Richard Barton (1991) Recently, I was looking through the Diocesan archives in the Bristol Record Office and I came across some correspondence relating to the … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment