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 in Reformation England by Professor Eamon Duffy

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

ECHA Podcast Artwork v2“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 John Henry Newman will be canonised by Pope Francis on 13 October 2019. This splendidly clear and informative talk by Fr Marcus Holden comes therefore at an apt moment in the life of the English Church.

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

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Visit to Reading Abbey 3 July 2019

ECHA are pleased to join the Midland Catholic History Association on a visit to Reading Abbey on 3rd July 2019.  The programme will be:

10.15 Arrival and coffee, St James’ Church
10.45 prompt Talk on Reading Abbey, John and Lindsay Mullaney
12.00 Mass in St James’ church
12.30 Lunch**
1.00 Guided tour of the Abbey ruins
2.30 ‘The Turbulent Lifetime of Thomas Vachell’, Tony Hadland
3.30 Tea and departure
** members will have to bring sandwich lunch because of the limited time available. Hot drinks will be available
Bookings with fee of £10 per person

Click here for the Booking Form

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ECHA Newsletter for June 2019

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ECHA Newsletter for June 2019

Should you be interested in joining us on our visit to Reading on Wednesday 3rd July, please click on the link below for the booking form

ECHA visit to Reading Abbey 3 July 2019

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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 Butts, Brentford, Middlesex
Tel:  0208 568 7305

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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 1588, Fr John Gerard SJ very successfully ministered to English Catholics for 17 years in extraordinary circumstances. After many daring escapes he suffered imprisoned and torture, famously escaping from the Tower of London in 1597 to continue his work until 1605. The talk is by his ten greats nephew, Michael Maslinski, who last year persuaded the BBC to withdraw inaccurate allegations in a documentary that he had been a central figure in the Gunpowder Plot

The Hunted Priest, Farm Street, 22 May 2019

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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 research and are listed below and at the end of the short obituary which we placed in our March 2018 newsletter.  If anyone reading this notice knows of other publications which we have not listed, we would appreciate knowing of them.  Please send an email to us via the Contact Us page.  You can read the (slightly corrected) obituary by clicking here.

As a tribute to Michael we are placing on this page a talk entitled King Arthur and Our Lady of Glastonbury which he gave to our members during our visit to Cornwall in 2009.  His inimitable and self-effacing style is evident, as well as his attention to the detail of  early English history he so loved to share.  Click on the arrow below to listen.  Here is a photo of Michael speaking at that meeting.michael protheroe speaking at st paul social centre, tintagel, 2009

Publications by Michael Protheroe
A History of Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby, 1676-1976.  Published by The Old Caldeian Union and the Parents Association 1976.

A Hidden History of Roman Catholicism in Glastonbury over the last 400 years, Glastonbury Conservation Society Newsletter, No 108, 2003.

In Somerset and Dorset Notes & Queries VOL XXXVI
Gildas, Glastonbury and the Genetrix:  A Historiographic Review, March 2008, Part 367, No.36.
St Wilfrid and Glastonbury, March 2009, Part 369, No.48.
Glastonbury’s ‘Holy’ Well Demystified, Sept 2009, Part 370, No.58
Glastonbury’s Urtext, March 2010, Part 371, No.63
New Light on the Mystery of Glastonbury’s Old Church, Sept 2010, Part 372, No.70

In Somerset and Dorset Notes & Queries VOL XXXVII
Pre-Conquest Glastonbury and Montacute, March 2011, Part 373, No.5.
Glastonbury as Roma Secunda:  An Excursus, Sept 2011, Part 374, No.6.
Glastonbury and Tintagel:  Parallels and Links? Sept 2011, Part 374, No. 11
Blake, ‘Jerusalem’, and Glastonbury, March 2013, Part 377, note.
The Iconography of the North Doorway of Glastonbury’s Lady Chapel, Sept 2013, Part 378, note.
Saxon Somerset and the Eternal City:  Links in a Chain, Sept 2014, Part 380, No.50
Saints of Glastonbury and the Making of ‘Engalande’:  The ‘Secgan’ Evidence, Sept 2015, Part 382, No.63.

In Devon and Cornwall Notes & Queries
St Aldhelm in Dumnonia, Autumn 2011.
The Chapel at Golden: a conundrum resolved? Autumn 2016
The Origins of Buckfast in context: A reassessment.  Autumn 2017

On the ECHA website (audio)
King Arthur and Our Lady of Glastonbury, Tintagel, 2009.

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ECHA Newsletter for December 2019

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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 by the Bishop of Middlesbrough on Friday 30th November 2018, from 11am – 12.30pm.  All are welcome to this special event.  Please click here for the poster advertising the event –  please display it where you can.  Thank you!

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