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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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ECHA Newsletter for December 2019

Click on the link below for our latest newsletter ECHA Newsletter for December 2019

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New plaque to commemorate martyrdom of Robert Aske – Clifford’s Tower, York – 30 November 2018

York Civic Trust and the Knights of St Columba announce the dedication of a plaque to Robert Aske, leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, martyred for his Catholic faith in 1537. The plaque on Clifford’s Tower, York, will be unveiled … Continue reading

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Know Popery – Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History – Lewes, 8 November 2018

The Annual Lecture on Catholic Culture and History  organised in Lewes, Sussex, will take place on 8 November.  The subject is ‘Know Popery’ and the lecturer will be Michael Maslinski, 10-times great nephew of Father John Gerard.   

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Annual Mass at the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey, 6 October 2018

The Guild of Our Lady of Ransom organise this annual Mass.  Please see this link for further information:  Click here

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ECHA Annual General Meeting and Day Conference – Saturday 20 October, Westminster

Click here for all the information you need on our upcoming Annual General Meeting and Day Conference on the subject of Bishop Challoner to be held at Westminster Cathedral (Hinsley Room) on Saturday 20th October

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ECHA Newsletter for September 2018

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A History of Reading Abbey by John and Lindsay Mullaney

Reading Abbey, a Cluniac monastery, was founded in 1121 by Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror, in remembrance of his own son William, who had died tragically at sea. Little remains now of what was once the largest and … Continue reading

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Bishop Youens of Northampton by Mrs Margaret Orborne

Bishop Laurence Walter Youens was a convert to the Catholic faith from Anglicanism, and was ordained priest in 1901 in High Wycombe, the first Catholic priest ordained there since the Reformation. After a period of missionary work in North Africa, … Continue reading

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Day Conference in Birmingham

Archdiocese of Birmingham Historical Commission England and Rome: Anglo-Papal relations c1350 to 1870 at Cathedral House (Grimshaw Room) Birmingham Monday 25 June 2018 10.45 am to 4.00 pm (registration from 9.45 am) Speakers Prof. R.N. Swanson  ‘Exploiters or exploited’; the … Continue reading

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ECHA Visit to London to join the Annual Martyr’s Walk, 24 June 2018

24 June 2018 – ECHA members invited to join the Annual Martyr’s Walk, London, organised by Joanna Bogle.  Preceeded by Mass at St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place and afterwards by Benediction and tea at Tyburn Convent.  This event is free but … Continue reading

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ECHA Newsletter for March 2018

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ECHA Visit to Princes Risborough, 5 May 2018

SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018 – St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Mass at 10.15am, followed by coffee.  Tour of the church with Dr Liz Duffy.  Talk by Mrs Margaret Osborne, former Northampton archivist, on Bishop Youens.  Bring your own lunch or … Continue reading

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