Zoom link for the ECHA Annual General Meeting, 6 November 2021, 11.45am

Dear Members, we hope to see you online, if you cannot be with us in person, tomorrow at our AGM. The Zoom link for the online meeting is given below.

Downside Abbey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ECHA AGM 2021

Time: Nov 6, 2021 11:45 AM London

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ECHA Newsletter for October 2021

Click here to read our latest newsletter which includes articles by Giles Mercer ‘Faith in the Pandemic’ and by Tim Guile ‘St Nicholas Owen, builder of priest hides in Elizabethan England’.

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ECHA Annual General Meeting, 6 November 2021


As previously advised, our Annual General Meeting this year will take place on Saturday 6th November at Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4RH.  The programme will be as follows:

10.30 Mass
11.15 Coffee
11.45 Annual General Meeting
12.30 Opportunity to attend midday Office
12.45 Picnic lunch – please bring your own
1.30 Talk and tour by Simon Johnson, Director of Heritage, Downside Abbey

There is no charge but it would be very useful to know who might be attending and we would be grateful if you would fill out and return the attached booking form, to our Secretary, Angie Hodges, if you intend to come.

The AGM will also be available to watch over Zoom, and the link will be circulated nearer the time.

Booking Form for the ECHA AGM 6 November 2021

2020 ECHA Accounts

ECHA AGM 2021 Agenda and Nominations

We look forward to seeing you on 6th November.

The ECHA Committee

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Talk by Elaine T Joyce, Tuesday 19 October 2021, 7.30pm – Zoom Link


Elaine T Joyce:  Colonel William Carless, the Hero who hid the King in the Oak Tree – the story of the Catholic Recusant who saved the life of Charles II earning the title of “King Charles’ most faithful subject” and the Catholic families of Staffordshire who risked their lives for the King.


Organiser: Angie Hodges  

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News from the Editor of The Universe – a new Catholic Directory of England and Wales for 2022

Many of you will know that The Universe is no longer published. We have received the following communication from Joseph Kelly which we believe will be of interest to our readers.

I am writing to you about the Official Catholic Directory of England & Wales. As you may know, due to Covid, the Catholic Universe newspaper ceased publication this year, and its publisher Universe Media Ltd (UMG) has gone into liquidation.

At UMG I edited and produced the Catholic Directory for a number of years, as well as 26 years as the editor of The Catholic Universe. With the demise of the company I was determined to continue my commitment to Catholic publishing, so have established The Edit Partnership Ltd, to produce high quality publications and resources for our Catholic community.

As a consequence of the closure of The Universe, no Catholic Directory was produced for 2021, but I’m delighted to say that The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales has asked me to produce a 2022 Official Catholic Directory of England & Wales, in the same style and format as previous editions.

I am updating the Directory across September and October and would be very grateful if you could advise any changes by 15th October latest. If there are any other areas where I can be of support and assistance to your mission please don’t hesitate to ask.

As always thank you for all your help and support for the directory project, and for your very kind prayers and messages of personal support at this challenging time.

Kind regards

JOSEPH

TheEditPartnership

Joseph Kelly  Editorial Director


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In addition, there is a new website, launched by the Edit Partnership – www.thecatholicnetwork.co.uk – to help support the England & Wales Catholic Church and it organisations. It is well worth a look and we can be grateful to Joseph Kelly and his colleagues for taking this initiative to support the Catholic Church in England and Wales in these difficult times. We wish him every success.

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Latest ECHA Newsletter

Click here to read our latest newsletter, we apologise for the late appearance of this newsletter.

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Visit to Oulton Abbey, Staffordshire, 18 August 2021

We are delighted to be able to join a visit to Oulton Abbey with members of the Midland Catholic History Society, who are hosting this event.

Please CLICK HERE for the booking form for the visit plus the lunch menu at the Wheatsheaf Inn. All necessary precautions will be taken to minimise any health hazards during the visit.  The fee for the visit will cover the cost of a main dish at the Inn. When you return your booking form and cheque please also indicate your choice of meal so that we can forward the details to the pub in advance – this will allow them to deal with a large group of people without too much delay. Any other items you want from the menu (desserts, coffee etc) are not covered by the visit fee.

The morning part of the visit will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Midland Catholic History Society which should not take more than about fifteen minutes. A copy of the accounts for 2020 are attached, plus a nomination form for the election of officers.

The community of Benedictine sisters no longer resides at the Abbey – which is now a nursing home. But a number of areas of the Abbey can still be visited, including the grade II listed E. W. Pugin chapel.

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Francois Longuet and the Reading Mission by Lindsay Mullaney

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Francois Longuet was one of several French émigré priests who came to Reading in the wake of the French Revolution. He founded a new chapel in Reading, the first purpose-built one since the Reformation, which he called The Chapel of the Resurrection. Basing her talk on letters extant between Longuet and his Bishop, Lindsay gives a fascinating insight into this unusual and, in the end, tragic life.

To listen to the talk click on the arrow below or click to the image to find the talk in our podcast

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The Papal Zouaves: Victorians who fought for the Pope by Fr Nicholas Schofield

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The Papal Zouaves were the volunteers from Britain and Ireland who flocked to Rome to help the Pope defend the Papal States between 1860 and 1870. 

Fr Nicholas Schofield gives a detailed and fascinating account of this little known episode in Papal history.

To listen to the talk click on the arrow below or click to the image to find the talk in our podcast

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Online Symposium – Temporal and Spiritual Journeys in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe – 20 May 2021

ECHA member Dr Ben Hazard of Dublin University is organizing this free online symposium to take place on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Please see the attached programme for full details.  Register via Eventbrite on this link

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The Papal Zouaves: The Victorians who fought for the Pope by Fr Nicholas Schofield, Monday 26 April, 7pm

We are delighted to welcome Fr Nicholas Schofield to a Zoom presentation on 26 April at 7pm. He will talk about the volunteers from Britain and Ireland who flocked to Rome to help the Pope defend the Papal States between 1860 and 1870.

Fr Nicholas is the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael in Uxbridge. He is the Archivist of Westminster Diocese and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His publications include The English Cardinals, The English Vicars Apostolic as well as numerous articles in the Catholic Times.

Organiser: Nigel Parker

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Cardinal Pole by Rev Dr Kenneth Carleton

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Rev Carleton is a Deacon of Brentwood Diocese, UK. He gives an introduction to Cardinal Reginald Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury under Queen Mary, and son of Blessed Margaret Pole.

To listen to the talk click on the arrow below or click to the image to find the talk in our podcast

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Francois Longuet and the Reading Mission – a talk via Zoom by Lindsay Mullaney, Thursday 18 March, 11am

Francois Longuet was a French emigre priest who came to Reading in the wake of the French Revolution. He founded a chapel in Reading, the first purpose-built one since the Reformation, which he called The Chapel of the Resurrection. We look forward very much to Lindsay’s talk on this resourceful and little-known character, the founder of modern Catholic community in Reading.

Organiser: Angie Hodges.

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The History of Catholicism in the Bournemouth Area – talk by C Robson, Monday 15 March, 7.30pm

Chris Robson will be giving this talk via Zoom. Please email our Secretary, Angie Hodges, for the Zoom link.

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The Catholic Bishops of Arundel and Brighton 1965 – 2020 by Paul Severn

Published by the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society, and with the assistance of a grant from ECHA, Paul Severn has written the history of the Catholic Bishops of Arundel & Brighton since 1965 to the present day. The booklet is published in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Bishop David Cashman – the first Bishop of Arundel and Brighton.

The booklet is available from the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society. Please contact them via their website (www.iow-chs.org.uk) or email: iow-chs@outlook.com

The booklet costs £6-00 including postage and packing. Cheques (payable to “IoW Catholic History Society” may be sent to the society at 72, Mayfield Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3PR or (preferably) order by email and the money may be transferred directly into the society bank account:-

HSBC Sort Code  40 – 39 – 17.                                  Acc. No. 21373749

Please label the transfer CBAB and your surname.

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Talk on Cardinal Pole by Rev Dr Kenneth Carleton – Saturday 6th February at 2pm

We are delighted to welcome Reverend Ken Carleton of Brentwood Diocese to speak to us on the subject of Cardinal Pole via Zoom this coming Saturday. For those of you who are able to join us the Zoom link is as follows:

Topic: ECHA – Dr Ken Carleton on Cardinal Pole
Time: Feb 6, 2021 02:00 PM London
 
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Marian Shrines in England – talk by Joanna Bogle – 9 February 2021, 7pm

Organised by the Friends of Westminster Cathedral, this talk will take place via Zoom at 7pm on Tuesday 9th February, cost £5 to go towards the Friends’ work supporting the cathedral.

For the Zoom link and how to pay contact Christina White at the Friends on friends@rcdow.org.uk

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Monasticism in Suffolk by Dr Francis Young

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Dr Francis Young spoke on this subject to our members during a recent Zoom lecture. It happened also to be the Feast of St Edmund to which he alludes at the beginning of the talk. Dr Young gives a masterly overview of the history of monasticism in Suffolk. The story of the rise, fall and re-establishment of religious life in Suffolk is in many ways a reflection of what happened elsewhere in England.

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CFHS talk given by Tim Guile – Catholic Recusant Women in 16th and early 17th Century England – 30 January, 2pm

This lecture will be given via Zoom, and organised by the Catholic Family History Society.

Click here for further information and to register for the talk

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The Cockpit of Conscience: Society, Politics and Religion in Stuart Lancashire 1603-1714 by Dr Anthony Hilton

This new publication of one of our members takes up Thomas Fuller’s 1662 characterisation of Lancashire as divided between Protestants and Catholics, showing how religious and political division undermined the county’s status-conscious society, obsessed with religion, a tension manifested in outbreaks of witchcraft and demon-possession, and culminating in civil war. It considers how the abolition of monarchy and Episcopalian Protestantism resulted in the proliferation of radical Protestant sects, followed by the restoration of king and bishops, and then another revolution
which led to the eventual rejection of communal religious violence.

Dr Anthony Hilton is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Editor Emeritus of North West Catholic History. His publications include Catholic Lancashire: From Reformation to Renewal, 1559-1991.

The book is obtainable from J. A, Hilton, 282 Whelley, Wigan, Lancashire, WN2 1DA, for £18 inc. p. & p.

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