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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Church History

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

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

St Alphege Sermon by Brian Torode

PILGRIMAGE TO DEERHURST IN HONOUR OF ST ALPHEGE, 19th APRIL 2012 In spite of the weather it is exciting to be here today, doing what that great favourite hymn reminds … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

St John Kemble

JOHN KEMBLE PILGRIMAGE, 18th August 2013, at Welsh Newton Church   Sermon preached by Richard Barton During the last few weeks my bedtime reading has been a biography of the … Continue reading

May 19, 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

Tewkesbury Abbots and Gloucester Priors

The Abbots of Tewkesbury, the Cathedral Priors of Gloucester and the Westminster Succession By Richard Barton (1991) (Some revision 2016) Many of you will have read with interest two brief … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment