Mgr. William Lee, Bishop of Clifton, solemnly opened the new church at Westbury, Somerset, on Sunday last, December 11, by singing Pontifical High Mass.
The foundation stone of the new church of St, Bernadette was laid early in July.
Mgr. Peter Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark, was present at the Solemn High Mass with which the new church at Polegate, Sussex, was opened on Wednesday, December 7.
A site for a new church has been purchased at Larnpeter, neat' Aberystwyth, and it is expected that building operations will be begun early in the New Year.
Aberystwyth is under the care of the Carmelite Fathers, and it is hoped that the new church will be dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Mgr Joseph McCormack, Bishop of Hexhan and Newcastle, opened the new Church Hall at Walkergate, Newcastle, on Tuesday last, December 13.
The parish of St. Francis Assisi was founded only about three years ago, and up to the present Mass has been said in hired halls. The new church will seat about 400 persons. The Rev. Peter McClean is the parish priest.
New Southgate, London
Sir Holman Gregory, former Recorder of London, supported by Lady Gregory, opened a Christmas Market at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, New Southgate.
Mrs Beverley Baxter and the Mayor of New Southgate performed the same office on the two ensuing days.
The parish priest, the Rev. Joseph Sunn, said that the object was to reduce the debt on the church.
Just over £101 was realised by a bazaar held recently in the Church Hall, Cirencester, in aid of the funds of St. Peter's Church.
Herne Bay, Kent
George Mozart, Madame Papacini, Finlay Dunn, Mike Nono, Professor Niblo, Jimmy Rogers, All Baba, and Eddie and Gina were among the stars who gave their services free for a variety entertainment at the King's Hall, Herne Bay, Kent, on December 8. The event realised about £50 for the church funds.
The Rev, Gerald Mason, parish priest of St Paul's, Wood Green, held a Christmas Bazaar last week in aid of the church funds, which was opened by Mr Luke Brady.
Canon J. A, Dacey organised a twoday Christmas bazaar in aid of the funds of Brentwood Cathedral in St. Teresa's Hall last week. The event was a great success.
Mgr. J. McNulty, Bishop of Nottingham, presided at a bazaar held in the Town Hall, Alfrcton, in aid of the funds for the Church of Christ the King, on which there is a debt of about £730.
The Bishop toured the stalls making purchases and then rallied the "Bishop's Bag."
A two-day bazaar was held on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, at St. George and St. Martin's, Birches Head, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, In aid of the school debt. It was opened on Friday afternoon by Mrs F. Bate and on Saturday by Dr. R. H. McKillop. The Rev. M. M. Power, K.C.H.S., presided on both days.
Boldon Colliery, Sunderland
The first sale of work organised in the parish was held recently in aid of the funds for the new Church of the Sacred Heart, Boldon Colliery, Sunderland.
The Rev. E. Avery, presiding, paid a warm tribute to the voluntary collectors who had raised £54 in the past seven months.
About 1230 was raised by a two-day sale of work held in the parish hall of St. Joseph's, Leigh, last week.
It was opened on Friday by Fr. William Fitzgerald, S.J., a former rector, and on Saturday by Colonel Sir John Shute, D.S.O., M.P.