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New publication on the early Bishops of Portsmouth

A new booklet has been published by the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society on the early Bishops of Portsmouth, each of which had a connection with the island. You can find more information here

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Three Marian Shrines in 16th Century England by Tim Guile

Tim Guile writes a fascinating account of the medieval shrines of Ipswich, Willesden and Walsingham. Read his paper in full here

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Cluniac Death Rituals: A Comparison with Covid Britain by John Mullaney

ECHA member John Mullaney has written a timely paper. Click here to read it in full.

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Renaissance Man: The World of Thomas Watson by Ian Johnson

This book has been newly published by one of our members. Who was Thomas Watson? Famous in his day, he was the epitome of Renaissance man: classical scholar, linguist, poet, playwright, musician, scientist, thinker, traveller, cosmologist, a man of intense … Continue reading

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News from the CCS, Durham

The Centre of Catholic Studies in Durham member Dr James Kelly has produced a 15-minute video on English convents in early modern Europe: pilgrimages, relics and Catholic identity. It is available here and is part of the Durham University Institute … Continue reading

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ECHA COVID-19 update

Sadly we have had to either cancel or postpone all our public events until further notice. We are planning that our AGM and Day Conference will be go ahead via Zoom on October 24th when Dr Carmen Mangion will be … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter March 2020

Please see the link below for our latest newsletter ECHA Newsletter_- March 2020

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London Catholic History Walks 2020

Refer to the London Catholic History Walks website for more details of the events below: RICHMOND: FRIDAY March 13th, 11am (note time, there is Mass at 10am) St Elizabeth’s RC Church, The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ. Nearest Tube and main … Continue reading

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The English Reformation and the European Renaissance – CHC conference 28 March 2020

The Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst is hosting an academic conference entitled The English Reformation and European Renaissance, whichwill take place on the afternoon of 28th March 2020 and will feature Professors Peter Davidson (Oxford) and Gerard Kilroy (UCL).  They … Continue reading

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Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst – English Christian History and its Saints – Saturday 7 March

On Saturday 7th March the Christian Heritage Centre, Stonyhurst, Lancashire, will be running a family day on Our English Christian History and Its Saints. This will be a day of learning about and celebrating our English Christian story, and it … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for December 2019

Please click on the link  below to read our latest newsletter 2019 Sept-December Newsletter

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Gresham College Lecture – How the English learned to hate Catholics by Professor Alec Ryrie

To read the text of Professor Ryrie’s recent lecture go to the link below: Click to access 2019-11-20_AlecRyrie_EnglishCatholics-T.pdf Gresham College

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Origins of Anti-Catholicism – lecture at the Museum of London, 20 November, 6pm

A Free Lecture: The origins of Anti-Catholicism by Alec Ryrie, Gresham Professor of Divinity Alec Ryrie is a Professor in the History of Christianity at Durham University. He’s a superb speaker and his previous series on Extreme Christianity and Atheism have … Continue reading

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ECHA AGM and Day Conference Saturday 19 October 2019, St Monica’s Catholic Church, Hoxton, London N6 1NT.

Please join us: 1.30pm AGM 2.30pm Sheepfolds for Strayed Sheep – Catholic mission in 19th century Inner London – a talk by Jean Maynard followed by tea and a tour of the church. Admission £5 on the door.

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Talk by Prof. Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Pole

Our readers might like to listen to this excellent address by Professor Eamon Duffy on Cardinal Reginald Pole given to the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham during a recent pilgrimage to Canterbury: Cardinal Reginald Pole: A Counter-Reformation Prince … Continue reading

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Saint John Henry Newman – Doctor of the Church? by Fr Marcus Holden

“The spiritual guide, the apologist, the modern visionary, the antidote to liberalism, the defender of conscience, the man who never sinned against the light – these are the reasons why Newman should be considered a Doctor of the Church.”  Blessed … Continue reading

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Catholic Archives Society

Study visit to Dublin   –   12-16 August 2019 A visit to ecclesiastical and civil archives and related institutions in Dublin Enquiries about the provisional programme and other aspects of the visit to: Mr Paul Shaw, St Mary’s Convent, 10 The … Continue reading

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The Hunted Priest, talk on Fr Gerard SJ, Farm Street, 22 May 2019

The Hunted Priest: Fr John Gerard, the English Mission and the Gunpowder Plot Date – Wednesday 22nd May Time – 6.45pm Cost – Free/donation Location – Farm Street Hall Description – Landing at night on the Norfolk Coast in October … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for March 2019

Please click here for our latest newsletter and see the ‘What’s On’ Page for the latest on our visits and events in 2019.

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Michael Protheroe RIP

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of Michael Protheroe in December 2017.  He will be remembered at ECHA for his indefatigable research into the Christian history of Glastonbury.  Many of his publications relate to this … Continue reading

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