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Category Archives: Church History

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin

Daylesford – The Grisewood Rector and his Convert Cousin One dreary wet afternoon, a couple of years ago, I revisited Daylesford Church, one of Pearson’s early works, and was disappointed … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Convert Clergy associated with Clifton Diocese

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 … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Reverend James Russell Madan, M.A.

The Reverend James Russell Madan M.A. (1841-1905) by Joan C. Gorham Written in 1994 for Journal 24 of the Gloucestershire and North Avon Catholic History Society James Russell Madan, the … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Hibbs and Cox Families – My Quaker Ancestors

HIBBS AND COX FAMILIES – MY QUAKER ANCESTORS William Hibbs (-1686) and Joane of Aylburton, Lydney, Gloucestershire   |   Jonathan Hibbs (1657-1698), Clothier of Aylburton, and Margaret Cox (-1708), … Continue reading

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

‘My Cousin, Donald Cecil Edmund Halliday (1913-2006)’ by Lorna Hawker Durrani Lorna Hawker Durrani has very kindly shared this article that she has written about her cousin, Donald Halliday. Thank … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 21 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

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

Reverend Joseph Rickards, Vicar of Down Ampney and Rector of Nettleton

Reverend Joseph Rickards (1649-1714), Curate of Pertwood, Vicar of Down Ampney and Rector of Nettleton   JOSEPH RICKARDS, Great IX Uncle of Richard Barton Joseph Rickards was born in about … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment