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Category Archives: Church History

The Story of the Christ rescued from the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis in 1793

The Story of the Christ rescued from the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis in 1793  By Richard Barton (2019) The medieval Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, to the north of Paris, was … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 3 Comments

James Nobbs, a great Anabaptist

James Nobbs, Senior and Junior, and their ‘Anabaptist’ or Baptist Community at Horton, Gloucestershire The Baptist Church in Chipping Sodbury has a very long history and we know that it … Continue reading

September 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

St Bernard’s Monastery at Lower Guiting

St Bernard’s Monastery, Lower Guiting – From the pages of Peter Anson   Peter Anson, ‘The Benedictines of Caldey, the Story of the Anglican Benedictines of Caldey and their Submission to … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cotswold Bruderhof

  The Cotswold Bruderhof by Richard Barton (2016) Eberhard Arnold was a well-known German scholar and in 1920 began with a group of friends to live a communal life – … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Saints and Beati associated with Gloucestershire

A Proposed Supplementary Calendar of Saints and Beati for the use of Roman Catholics in Gloucestershire Episcopal Saints Before the creation of the See of Gloucester in 1541 by King … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Caldey, Prinknash and Nashdom – A Shared Pictorial History

A selection of items from my Postcard and Photograph Collection:   CALDEY 1906-1928 I have tried to limit these to the Benedictine period as there are numerous cards dating from … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 11 Comments

Prinknash Abbey – Pious Dreams

Prinknash Abbey – Pious Dreams Using contemporary publicity material and appeal brochures to explore the various plans for an enormous Benedictine Monastery at Prinknash Park, Gloucestershire. Alan Brooks in ‘Gloucestershire … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Prinknash and Father Dolling

Father Dolling and Prinknash Park by Brian Torode (1995) While sitting outside the chapel at St. Peter’s Grange some time ago, my thoughts wandered back to a biography which I … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Father Ignatius of Llanthony

Father Ignatius of Llanthony Photographs and Postcards of Llanthony Abbey from my collection. From ‘Transactions of the Woolhope Club, 1898’ :- “… The majority of the members proceeded first to … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Catholic Treasury – Jottings from the Late Donald Halliday of North Hinksey

THIS COLLECTION OF NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS IS ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY PLACE NAME   Donald Cecil Edmund Halliday was born on 7th January 1913 at Eton. His father, Cecil Alfred Halliday … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 11 Comments