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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 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

History of Gloucester Catholic Deanery

HOMILY PREACHED AT THE CHURCH OF ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY, MATSON, BY FR. RICHARD BARTON AT A DEANERY HOLY HOUR ON 26th MAY 2013 TO MARK ‘THE YEAR OF FAITH’   … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Catholic Priests in Gloucestershire

(I) ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY LISTS FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE (II) MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC AND MISSIONARY RECTORS OF CHELTENHAM 1799-1998 (III) MISSIONERS-APOSTOLIC AND MISSIONARY RECTORS OF GLOUCESTER  1788-1998 (IV) Clergy entries in the Laity Directories … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 1 Comment