EVENTS in 2017
ST EDMUND CAMPION PILGRIMAGE JUNE/JULY 2017 (Organised by the Knights of St Columba) Mass is offered at various Catholic churches and chapels, mainly in the Home Counties and in London. A relic of St Edmund Campion is taken to each of the Masses. The Pilgrimage began on 3 June: here are the venues week by week from Sunday 18th June:
Sunday 18 June. The Chapel at Stonor Park 10:30am then during the week ~ Abingdon, Wallingford and Didcot. Sunday 25 June. Sacred Heart at Henley at 10:30am, then during the week – Kiln Green, Wokingham, Twyford, Staines and Windsor. Sunday 2 July. The Grange, Lyford 4pm. Then during the week – Hanwell, Hayes, Ruislip, Whitton, Yeading, Sunday 9 July. Harrow & District Stanmore, St William of York 8am and 10:30am then during the week – North Harrow, Bro Jack Prayer Group W13, Hoxton Square, Homerton. Sunday 16 July. Kingsland Ball, Pond Road, Our Lady and St Joseph 12:15pm. Then during the week – Northfields West Ealing, Acton, Kilburn. Stamford Hill. Sunday 23 July. London Marble Arch – Tyburn Convent 4pm FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT THE KSC
SUNDAY 25 JUNE, 1.30pm ANNUAL MARTYRS WALK, LONDON
Devotional walk from the Churchyard of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, in Holborn, London following the route of Catholic Martyrs to Tyburn. Concludes at 5pm with Benediction and Tea at Tyburn Convent. There is no charge for the walk but donations welcome. This is one of several walks offered by ‘Catholic History Walks’ – see their website for more details (catholichistorywalks.com)
FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017, DOWNSIDE ABBEY VISITOR CENTRE
A Downside Lecture entitled: ‘In the Footsteps of the Apostles: The Bishop in the Historical Narrative: Brownlow – Clifford – Russell ‘
Cost £25 to include buffet lunch, refreshments and tour.
8.30am Mass 9.30 Tea/Coffee 9.50 Introduction and Welcome
10am Canon Harding – Bishop Clifford 11am Break
11.15am Giles Mercer – Bishop Brownlow 12.25pm Midday Office 12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Simon Johnson – Bishop Russell
2.30pm Tour of Monastery Library 4pm Finish
Further details and bookings please contact: Steven Parsons 01761 235323 email@example.com
THURSDAY 6TH JULY 2017 – LITTLE MALVERN and BLACKMORE PARK, WORCESTERSHIRE. Joint visit with the Midland Catholic History Society.
10.30am Visit to Little Malvern Court. We shall be taken on a guided tour of the house in groups of ten at half hourly intervals. While waiting, or once the tour is finished, members can have coffee, visit the gardens and the Priory church
12.45pm Buffet lunch at ‘The Swan’ in Hanley
2.15pm Visit to the church of Our Lady and St Alphonsus, Blackmore Park, with talk by Anthony Hornyold
3pm Mass at St Alphonsus **Safety considerations at Little Malvern Court mean that the number of places available for this visit is limited to 30**
Bookings with fee of £25 per person no later than 28 June 2017 (fee includes cost of admission to Little Malvern Court, coffee and lunch) To: Vincent Burke 16 Brandhall Court, Wolverhampton Road , Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DE (Tel. 0121 422 1573)
SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2017 – ST JOHN MUSEUM and CHARTERHOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON.
11.30am: Guided Tour of the Museum of the Order of St John.
1.00pm – Please bring a packed lunch or eat at one of the many restaurants in the area.
2.15pm: Brother’s Tour of the London Charterhouse (max. 2 hours).
After the Charterhouse Tour, members may wish to explore the Charterhouse Museum, go for a cream tea or attend Evening Prayer in the Charterhouse Chapel at 5.30pm
Please click here for the booking form for this visit Organiser: Nigel Parker
THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – BLACKFRIARS and CAMPION HALL, OXFORD. Joint visit with the Midland Catholic History Society.
10.30am Visit to Blackfriars and talk on history of the Dominicans by Fr Richard Finn O.P 12.00 noon Mass at Blackfriars
12.45pm Lunch (members to make own arrangements)
2.30pm Visit to Campion Hall led by Professor Peter Davidson
**Safety considerations at Campion Hall mean that the number of places available for this visit is limited to 30 – evenly divided between MCHS and ECHA members. If one of the groups does not take up all of its allocation then the places will be given to members of the other society/association**
Bookings with fee of £10 per person no later than 1 September 2017 To: Vincent Burke 16 Brandhall Court, Wolverhampton Road , Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8DE
Tel. 0121 422 1573
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017, 10.45am MASS in the CHAPEL of ST EDWARD the CONFESSOR, WESTMINSTER ABBEY – organised by the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom. Tickets are free but there is a suggested donation of £15 per person and tickets can be obtained from: Derek Williams. Guild Administrator,The Guild of Our Lady of Ransom Pilgrim Bureau Friday Market Place Walsingham Norfolk NR22 6EG Tel: 01328 820658 I went to this Mass last year and it was very moving. It was later in the day after the Abbey had closed and all the visitors had gone. So we seemed to have this vast historic beautiful building to ourselves, Yet in the small Chapel we felt we were in a small intimate space. There will be a limited number of tickets. If you would like to go, please ring first to check availability.
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017- AGM and DAY CONFERENCE, BATH (St John the Evangelist Church). This is still work in progress but one of the speakers of the day will be Dr Giles Mercer, the author of the recently published biography of Bishop Brownlow. He will be presenting this time on St Alphege. More details to follow, organiser Angie Hodges.
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.