Friday, October 25, attends Cathelie Evidence Guild annual meeting, 8 p.m., at Cathedral hall; Sunday. October 27, receives university students, 11 a.m., at Archbishop's House; gives Benediction. 4 p.m., Stoke Newington, Little Sisters of the Poor.
JUBILEE AT GOLDERS GREEN
The silver jubilee of the setting-up of the mission at Golders Green, where Mass was first offered on Christmas Day; the fourth artniversary of the consecration by Bishop Butt, and the patronal feast, as well as the twentieth anniversary of the present church's solemn opening during the great war, were collectively observed on Sunday at St. Edward the Confessor's. Finchley Road, Golders Green. The Archbishop of Westminster assisted at the jubilee high Mass and preached (report of sermon in another column). A memorial to Catherine Reynolds, a prominent parishioner, was in the form of the completion of the baptistery. During the day many visited the grave of the mission's founder and first resident priest, Fr. William Bendort, R.I.P.
MGR. H1NSLEY AT BELGRAVIA CONVENT The silver jubilee of the establishment in London of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as announced last week, was specially observed on Saturday at the Upper Be!grave Street convent. Solemn high Mass was sung in the presence of the whole community. The Salesian Provincial was present. In the afternoon the Archbishop of Westminster paid a ceremonial visit to the convent, and after intoning a solemn Te Deum, officiated at pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament The community originally came from Spain and are engaged in many and varied activities, including daily adoration. instruction of converts, catechising of children, meetings for C.O.M., retreats for ladies, business girls' hostels, and work amongst the poor of Westminster, CHISWICK CONSECRATION ANNIVERSARY The patronat feast and coesecration anniversary were jointly celebrated on Sunday at Our Lady of Grace and St. Edward the Confessor's, Chiswick, where the present fine church also entered upon its golden jubilee year. Solemn high Mass was sung by Very Rev. Bonaventure Meynard, A.A. Solemn pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament closed the feast, given by the Bishop of Cambysopoiis, V.G.
HARPENDEN DISCUSSION CIRCLE The opening meeting of the winter session of the Harpenden Catholic discussion circle was held on Thursday evening, when Mr. Sutherland spoke on "The Problem of Evil." His paper was clear and closely reasoned, as was to be expected from a C.E.G. speaker.
LIMERICK HURLERS AT WESTMINSTER Mass was celebrated on Sunday morning in the chapel of St. Patrick, Westtninster cathedral, by the Rev. E. Punch, C.C., chairman of the West Limerick county board, Gaelic Athletic Association, who came over to London in charge of the Limerick junior hurling team, which on Sunday evening became all-Ireland champions by defeating London et Catford.
ARCHBISHOla AT KENSINGTON
The Archbishop of Westminster presided at solemn high Maas on Tuesday, being the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, in the church of our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Simon Stock. Kensington. The Very Rev. Fr. Pius 'Dolan, op.(. (superior), sang the Mass, assisted by Frs. Peter, 0.D.C.. and Leonard, 0.D.C.
Many interior improvements and additions have recently been carried out at the Oblates of St. Charjes rnIssiets at Kensal New Town, under Fr, Wilfaid.Gane, 0.S.C.
FULHAM RESTORATION The Rev. J. Warren, M.A., the new rector of St. Thomas of Canterbury's. Fulham, is embarking upon an extensive scheme of parochial restoration. This includes the re-erection of the summit of the beautiful spire to the Pugin church, the re-roofing of St. Thomas's hall, considerable repairs in the schools—the largest in West London—and the modernising of the drainage to the presbytery.
CONCERT AT HAM MERSIvIITH In aid of the church restoration fundsregooling and safety of the lofty spire.
ctc.--an " all-stars" concert by B.B.C. artists was well patronised at the weekend in Holy Trinity parish hall, Brook (ireen, Hammersmith—Mr. John Rorke was amongst the contributors. The work will exceed 0,000 in cost.
ACTON'S MAYOR HONOURED Canon C. E. Tubbs and the Revs. C. IL Rivers, M.A., J. Galvin, W. Brown, Wright, and Welchman were amongst the clerical guests present on Monday evening at a complimentary dinner, attended by nearly 200, to mark the appreciation of Acton's many Catholics for the year of office of Mr. and Mrs. William Atkinson as Catholic mayor and mayoress of that large borough.
SOUTHALL ANNIVERSARY A requiem high Mass was sung in St. Anselm's, Southall, on Tuesday. by Mgr. H. Barton Brown, on the occasion of the third anniversary of Er. W. Buckle's death. Revs. R. Bradley and J. Lievertz• were the assistants, and Fr. L. Ward, the rector, directed the requiem music.
M ISSION APPEAL Al STREATHA M The Rev. George Winham spoke on travelling missions in Kent, Surrey, and Sus-sex at Prentis Hall, Streatham, last week. He outlined the work done by the missions in the last nine years, and appealed for help in extending the work. The meeting was arranged by the Knights of St. Columba.
WEST NORWOOD SOCIAL, The second of a series of socials and dances in aid of the St. Matthew's church, West Norwood, extension fund, was held last week at York Hall, Norwood. About one hundred and fifty people were present.
STREATHAM DEBATING CLUB The Streatham Catholic Debating Club opened its season last week. A talk on the Catholic Land movement was given by Mr. Kearner, secretary of the Wolverhampton branch of the movement. About fifty people were present.
CROYDON HIKES BY NIGHT The Rover crew of the 25th Croydon Scout Group held an all-night hike to Leith Hill on Saturday, and heard Mass at Dorking before coming home. This was the second all-night hike that this crew has arranged this season. The hike was led by Rover-Mate L. Daniels.
NEW RECTOR AT KINGSTON Dr. H. E. Calnan, rector of St. Barnabas's, East Molesey, Surrey, is shortly to take charge of St. Raphael's, Kingston, in succession to the Rev. E. J. Redding. who is going to Tolworth, near Kingston.
TRIDUUM AT STREATHAM A three-day triduum of thanksgiving for the canonisation of Thomas More and John Fisher was held at the English Martyrs', Streatham, on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Mgr. Hallet, who was vicepostulator of the cause of Thomas More, was preacher on the first day. The Rev. P. Meson preached on the following day, and the Bishop of Pella on the last day.
NORWOOD'S FIRST FIFTY POUNDS The first fifty pounds has been collected at the church of the Faithful Virgin. Upper Norwood, in aid of the, fund to build a church, presbytery and parish hall, announced in our columns some weeks ago.
STATUES AT ST. GEORGE'S • ,
Two beautifully executed statues in stone from thc design of Mr. 11.dward Walters. and representing SS. John Fisher and Thomas More, were unveiled and blessed on Sunday before the high Mass by the Bishop of Southwark at St. George's cathedral.
I NG ATESTONE APPOINTMENT Er. Verity. a " late Vocation " priest. re
cently ordained in Rome, has been appointed priest-in-charge at lngatestone, in the place of the late Canon R. Grant, who died a year :120.
Catholic Evidence Guild Conference
The national conference of the Catholic Evidence Guilds will be held in Manchester this week-end. The conference commences to-day and will conclude with a mass meeting and demonstration at the Grosvenor cinema, All Saints, on• Sunday, when addresses will be given by Fr. Vincent McNabb, OP., Fr. Alphonsus Bonner, 0.1-7.M.. and Mr. J. S. Jonas, ot London. The Bishop of Sallord• will preside' tit the mass meeting.
The conferenet opens to-day with a reception of the delegates at the Grand Hotel, and le-morroW at the same venue papers on the guild activities and interests will be read. It is expected that about 150 delegates in tll will be present.
Whist drives are being, held at _Prentis Hall, the parochial hall of the English Martyrs', Streatham, S.W., every Friday. the proceeds going to the school at West Norwood and the Prentis Hall fund.