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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. … Continue reading

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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 Mass11.15 Coffee11.45 Annual General Meeting12.30 Opportunity to attend midday … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Francois Longuet and the Reading Mission by Lindsay Mullaney

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pole by Rev Dr Kenneth Carleton

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monasticism in Suffolk by Dr Francis Young

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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