A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Stroud area

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

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

Sharpness: Catholic Chapel of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Sharpness Chapel: An Episode By Jane Bradshaw (1989) I first became interested in the Catholic chapel at Sharpness when I was looking at the list of documents held at Bristol … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Story of the Catholic Church in Painswick

  The Story of the Catholic Church in Painswick by Ursula Usher (1990) Edited by Brian Torode and Richard Barton Firstly, Mrs. Usher of Painswick produced an account of the … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Catholic Chapel of St Thomas More and St John Fisher, Box

The Chapel of St Thomas More and St John Fisher, Box by Richard Barton (October 2017) As a lover of local vernacular ‘Arts and Crafts’ architecture I have been interested … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Raymond-Barkers and the building of the Catholic Chapel of St Mary of the Angels, Bisley

The Raymond-Barkers and the building of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, Bisley by Richard Barton (October 2017) St Bartholomew’s Church at Oakridge was built as a chapel-of-ease to … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nympsfield and the Leigh Family

Nympsfield and the Leigh Family by Sheila Dennison Journal of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society. Spring 1990, Issue No 13               … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Woodchester Mansion Chapel

Why did William Leigh build the Chapel? As all visitors will hear when they visit Woodchester Park the focal point of the Mansion is its chapel. When the house was … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment