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Category Archives: Church History

Cheltenham Catholic Apostolic Church

Background: The Catholic Apostolic Church  ‘This millennialist denomination, notable for its liturgy and aristocratic tone, derived from meetings held from 1826 at Albury Park, the Surrey home of the London … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church

The Berkeley Family and the Roman Catholic Church Richard Barton (1989) An extended version of an article published in Journal 9 of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.

The Reverend Jerome Mathew D.D.  – His Background and his Roman Catholic Years Arnold Harris Matthews went under various names and titles during his life time and I have chosen … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute A collection of four biographical sketches of this Pastor and Ecclesiastical Architect Our Church Architect – Canon A. J. C. … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Dom Edmund Ceolfrid Trehearne O.S.B. – ‘Martyr of Charity’

Dom Edmund Ceolfrid Trehearne O. S. B. – ‘Martyr of Charity’ Some years ago a member of the old Cheltenham Catholic Family of Rotundo gave me a photograph of Father … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese

This working list considers some of the convert clergy from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had links with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton. The members of the … Continue reading

July 5, 2020 · 2 Comments