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 English and the Papacy in the mater Middle Ages
Prof. J.J. Scarisbrick  ‘The Popes and the English Reformation
Dr Lucy Underwood   ‘Rome and English Catholic life in the seventeenth century’
Mr Edward Short  ‘John Henry Newman, the laity and Papal infallibility’

Cost (including buffet lunch) £20 (students £15)

Bookings – by email: jjs_lspa@btinternet.com
by telephone:  01926 428255

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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 you are kindly requested to let us know if you are coming.  Please see the booking form for more details.
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ECHA Newsletter for March 2018

Please click here to read our 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 walk to pub/cafes.  Afternoon:  Talk by Lindsay & John Mullaney on the latest from the Reading Abbey project.  Cost £8.50 per morning or afternoon, or £15 for the whole day.
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ECHA visit to Arundel, West Sussex, 19 April 2018

Thursday 19 APRIL 2018 – Arundel, West Sussex.  Meet at Arundel Cathedral at 11am for guided tour.  Lunch in the town, or bring your own.  2pm Meet at Arundel Museum for guided tour of the town with Catholic interest.
Cost: £14 per head excluding lunch (bring your own or buy locally)
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ECHA Newsletter for December 2017

Please click on the link below to read our latest newsletter.  Also below is a Subscription Reminder for 2018 for our members.

ECHA Newsletter for December 2017

Subscription Reminder – 2018

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St Alphege: Saint of Bath and Saint for our Times by Dr Giles Mercer

ECHA Podcast Artwork v2St Alphege was born near Bath in 954 and died a martyr 1011.  Little known today, his life is however an example and inspiration.  Dr Giles Mercer, former headmaster of Stonyhurst and Prior Park Schools and author of a recent biography of Bishop William Brownlow, became interested in St Alphege when he became a parishioner of St Alphege Catholic Church in Bath.  In this talk he gives interesting background information on Anglo-Saxon Britain and then outlines the life of St Alphege from his birth into a relatively well to do family, his call to the contemplative life, his becoming a monk of Deerhurst near Tewkesbury, his move to the monastery at Glastonbury, his promotion to Abbot of Winchester and then to Archbishop of Canterbury.  His martyrdom at the hands of the vikings took place as he refused to allow the ransom money asked for his life to be raised from the poor of his diocese.  St Anselm said of him ‘He who dies for justice, dies for Christ’.

Click on the arrow to listen to this talk or go to the image above to find the talk in our free iTunes podcast    64 minutes

 

 

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