What’s On


Monday 8 APRIL: Milner Hall, St Peter’s Street WINCHESTER, SO23 8BW.
Rubens and the Counter Reformation presented by Matthew Morgan, the National Gallery Organised by the Winchester Catholic History Group

Wednesday 11 APRIL: The London Royal Route, a one-day pilgrimage from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey
Organised by the British Pilgrimage Trust
For more information and tickets click here

Saturday 11 MAY: PENRITH
Saint Catherine’s Parish Centre, Drovers Lane, Penrith CA11 9EL at 2pm
The History of Christianity in Penrith and its Surrounding Area presented
by Professor Emeritus Michael Mullett.
To make a booking, though entrance is free, please contact the
organiser – Christopher Robson 01524 62465, glospurrblack7@talktalk.net

Thursday 16 MAY:  Church of St John the Baptist, GREAT HAYWOOD,
Staffordshire and Tixall Gatehouse.
Organised by Midland Catholic History Association, contact Vincent Burke.
More details to follow.

Walsingham Hall, St Teresa’s Catholic Church. Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 0JN
2:30pm for 3pm start
Bede, Augustine and the Gregorian Mission to England in the light of
the earliest evidence – An illustrated talk presented by Dr Richard Shaw.
Admission free, no booking form required.

The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
Re-thinking the Rebellion of the Northern Earls, 1569
Dr Emilie Murphy Catholic music and memory in post-Reformation England and
Dr Peter Doyle Keeping the World at Bay: Seminary Training in England and Wales, 1850 – 1950.
10:30am to 4:30pm ending with Mass in the Convent Chapel.
More details from Judith Smeaton 01904 704525, judith.smeaton@btinternet.com

Wednesday 3rd JULY: Visit to READING ABBEY  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
Thomas Vachell was MP for Reading between the 1530s and 1550s
3.30 Tea and departure
Booking forms for this visit will be sent out with the June newsletter but if
you wish to register an interest in attending you may contact Vincent
Burke either in writing or by email vburke44@blueyonder.co.uk
Organised by Midland Catholic History Association

Saturday 6 JULY: LONDON
Hinsley Room, Westminster Cathedral, Morpeth Terrace, SW1P 1EQ at 2pm
Cardinal Newman – the next Doctor of the Church? presented by Fr Marcus Holden.
This event is being organised by Nigel Parker our co-ordinator for the Diocese of Westminster. Please contact Nigel Parker if you intend to come.
Click here for the booking form for this event

Thursday 12 SEPTEMBER – afternoon visit to ASTON HALL
Led by Michael Hodgetts
More details to follow
Organised by Midland Catholic History Association, contact Vincent Burke


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.