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Talk by Helen Kilburn on the Brent Family, Tuesday 5 July, 7.30pm via Zoom

We are delighted to welcome Helen Kilburn to speak on ‘Catholic Kinship and Colonialism: The Brent Family’ on Tuesday 5 July at 7.30pm via Zoom. Helen is Assistant Rector of the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway and Conference Secretary of … Continue reading

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Talk by Fr Mark Vickers on Cardinal Bourne, 28 June 2022, 7.30pm via Zoom

We are delighted to welcome Fr Mark Vickers to speak on the subject of his new book ‘By the Thames Divided: Cardinal Bourne in Southwark and Westminster’ on Tuesday 28th June at 7.30pm. All are welcome to join us, and … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for June 2022

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York Catholic History Day, Bar Convent – 11 June 2022

The Annual York Catholic History Day will take place at the Bar Convent in York on Saturday 11 June beginning at 10am, with talks by Dr. Scholastica Jacob: Re-building Libraries in a Second Exile: English Benedictine Nuns and their books … Continue reading

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Visit to Tenbury Wells and St Mary’s, Burford, Worcs – Wednesday 25 May 2022

Here is information on our forthcoming visit to Tenbury Wells and Burford with the Midland Catholic History Society: Programme: 10am Mass at Sacred Heart, Tenbury, 10.30am Coffee and AGM,11.15am Visit to St Michael and All Angels, 12.45pm Buffet Lunch at … Continue reading

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Visit to Wardley Hall, Wednesday 4 May 2022

We have organised a visit to Wardley Hall, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2ND to take place on Wednesday 4th May 2022. Wardley Hall is the residence of the Bishop of Salford, with connections to the martyr, St Ambrose Barlow who was executed … Continue reading

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Forgotten Englishman: Thomas Stephens and the Mission to the East by Nicholas Fogg – a talk via Zoom on Tuesday 19 April at 7.30pm

Nicholas Fogg will speak to us on Tuesday 19 April at 7.30 on the subject of his new book: Forgotten Englishman: Thomas Stephens and the Mission to the East. Forgotten Englishman concerns the remarkable Jesuit mission to the East in the 16th century. The book … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for January 2022

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Some ECHA events planned for 2022

So far we have organised two events to take place in 2022, which you might like to note in your diaries: JANUARY: Wednesday 26th, 7.30pmZOOM talk by Eilish Gregory who will speak on her recent book entitled “Catholics During the English … 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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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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