What’s On


Wednesday 3rd JULY:  READING ABBEY (ECHA join the Midland Catholic History Society for this visit)  led by John and Lindsay Mullaney.
10.30 Arrival and coffee at St James’ church
11.00 Reading Abbey: From Foundation Charter to recent research’
talk by Lindsay Mullaney
Recent architectural and archaeological evidence, incl. newly published
documents concerning the annual commemorative liturgies for Henry 1
talk by John Mullaney
12.15 Mass in St James’ church
1.00 – 1.30 Lunch – members will have to bring sandwich lunch because
of the limited time available. Hot drinks will be available
1.30 Guided tour of the Abbey ruins
2.30 The Turbulent Lifetime of Thomas Vachell – illustrated talk by Tony
Hadland  Thomas Vachell was MP for Reading between the 1530s and 1550s
3.30 Tea and departure

Click here for the booking form for this visit
Organised by Midland Catholic History Society

SATURDAY 6 JULY, 2pm: Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, LONDON,
SW1P 1EQ (by Westminster Cathedral)

Cardinal Newman – the next Doctor of the Church? a lecture by Fr Marcus Holden.

Cost £5 at the door.  Organiser: Nigel Parker
Click here for the booking form for this event

Thursday 12 SEPTEMBER – afternoon visit to ASTON HALL, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, led by Michael Hodgetts.

Aston Hall is a Grade 1 listed building.  Michael Hodgetts, eminent Catholic historian, will focus on the Catholic connection with the Holte family.

Organised by Vincent Burke and the Midland Catholic History Society.

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, Day conference and AGM
St Monica’s Catholic Church, 19 Hoxton Square, LONDON, N1 6NT. 

Sheepfolds for Strayed Sheep – Catholic Missions in Nineteenth-Century Inner London presented by Jean Maynard.

Booking form and further details to follow in September newsletter.


If you would like more information please contact the relevant organiser (see Who’s Who page) or send an email to our Secretary using the Contact Us page.