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Category Archives: Church History

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 · 5 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 ASSORTED COLLECTION OF NOTES IS GENERALLY 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 · 7 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 · 4 Comments