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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Church History

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 · Leave a 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 · 4 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

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown

St Bartholomew’s Church, Chosen Hill, Churchdown By W.D. Pereira 2005c   Chosen Hill at 580 feet is known geographically as an outlier from the Cotswold Escarpment. It owes its continued … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sharpness Union Church (1880-1930)

Frank G. Marling: ‘The First Fifty Years of Union Church, Sharpness 1880-1930,  published by T & W Goulding, Printers and Publishers, Nelson Street, Bristol, 1930.   ‘Foreward – I have … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photographs of St Stephen’s Tivoli

Photographs from the Collection of the Late Father Brian Torode ‘This Church was designed by John Middleton and built in stages: chancel 1873-4, transept 1876, tall nave with lean-to aisles … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Photographs of St George’s Nailsworth

A few photographs from my collection…      

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gloucestershire Bishops

Notes on Gloucestershire’s Bishops and Ecclesiastical Boundaries by Richard Barton and Brian Torode (2008) THE FIRST (BRITISH) HIERARCHY (Pre 597) Gloucester Mc Whirr in his book on Roman Gloucestershire has … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

St Arild Sermon by Brian Torode

St Arild’s Sermon at Oldbury on Severn 17th July 2009. It is a great privilege for me to be here this evening, sharing in the celebration weekend of one of … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment