A number of residents of Stockwell Park Road, S.W., are giving up large portions of their back gardens in order to make room for the extension of St. Helen's Church, Robsart Street.
The parish priest is the Rex Patrick K ehoe.
The left wing of the church is being extended at a cost of £15,000.
WISBECH £20 was raised towards the running expenses of the newly opened Catholic school at Wisbech, by a bazaar and entertainment held in the school recently. The difficulties of this effort are somewhat hard to realise for those more fortunately placed. The Rev. George Page is the parish priest of the Church of Our Lady and St. Charles Borromeo, OXFORD
In order to reduce the debt of £500 on the school of St. Joseph and St. Clement, Oxford, a fancy bazaar was held in the Assembly Room of the Oxford Town Hall last week.
The bazaar was opened by Viscount Southwell, Fr. Wulstan, Superior of Grey. Friars, Iffley Road, presiding. The schools have recently been much improved.
Canon Willibrord Buscot, who is 75 years of age and who retired in 1935, is leaving his retirement to help in the new parish of Christ the King, which, developing from services held in the Rialto Cinema by Fr. Rooney, is still growing rapidly.
The proposed church to seat 400 and cost £7,000, for Kettering, Northants, has received the sanction of the Diocesan Board of Finance.
It is expected that a start will be made with the building very soon.
MANCHESTER The new and beautiful sanctuary of the Church of Corpus Christi, Miles Platting, Manchester, will be opened on Sunday, November 20, by Mgr. Canon Marshall, Vicar Capitular of the Diocese of Salford.
BRADFORD The church of the Sacred Heart, Thornton, Bradford, which has hitherto been served from the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. William, Bradford, is now the centre of a separate parish, and the Rev. William Backhouse, of Hillsborough, Sheffield, has been appointed parish priest.
Application has been made for the erection of a Catholic Mortuary Chapel in the cemetery at Scotforth, Lancaster. The responsible public authorities do not at present favour the scheme.
NOTTINGHAM A concert was given in the Circus Street Hall, Nottingham, on Thursday, November 3. The proceeds were for the reduction of the debt on the Nottingham Catholic Boys' Club extension fund. The items were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Carlin, of Chaddesden, Derby; the Misses Baldwin, of Clovella House, Nottingham, and their pupils; and Miss N. Ellis. The Rev. Colin Mitchell, of the Cathedral, was at the piano.