The Archbishop of Westminster will be present at Kenton, next Wednesday evening, on the occasion of the presentation of a silver jubilee gift to the Rector, the Rev, Maurice T. Beckett, O.B.E. The presentation will take place in the Claremont Avenue school.
A meeting held in the Liberal Club at Kettering last week, at which the Rector, the Rev. F. W. Lockyer. presided, appointed a committee with a view to raising funds for building a new church in the town. 'The present church of St. Edward, in the Grove, has long been inadequate for a congregation which has risen from 120 to about 400 during the past twenty years.
The new sports ground at Lourdes Mount convent school at Ealing was opened by the Deputy-Mayor, Alderman J J. Lynch, who also presented the prizes. The ground has been named "Coronation Field." Admirably laid out, it will serve the pupils of the school for many sporting events.
About seven hundred persons walked, last Sunday, in the annual outdoor procession from the church of the Most Precious Blood, Red Cross Street, S.E. In the Borough High Street a way for the processionists was maintained, for a time, by e. long line of men and women stretching across a road intersection. Thousands of spectators lined the processional route, and many handsome window and street shrines had been erected in honour of the occasion.
Sir Percy Ezechiel, K.C.M.G., is to preside tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at the drill display and sports in connection with St. Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, S.E. This college, conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, has a long history of high educational work in South London. Additions to the original building at Norwood have made the school premises imposing in magnitude. Sports Day is always an occasion when many visitors are attracted.
Lectures by the Rev. Dr. B. Griffin at Birmingham, for the Birmingham Catholic Evidence Guild, are to deal, on June 30 and July 7 and 14 respectively, with " The Existence of God from Design," " The Existence of God from Contingency and " The Problem of Evil."
The church of the Sacred Heart at Edge Hill, Wimbledon, has just celebrated the golden jubilee of its opening, His Grace Archbishop Goodier, S.J., assisted at the celebration. The church at Edge Hill was for many years the only public church for Catholics in the Wimbledon district, but later there was established the separate parish of St. Winefride at the south end of the borough, and the Jesuit Fathers at the College serve a more recently-opened church at Wimbledon Park. The church of the Sacred Heart was consecrated six years ago.
The Rev. Percival Triggs, S.J., of St. Aloysius's. Oxford, will celebrate tomorrow his golden jubilee in the priesthood.
The consecration of the church in Well Hall Road, Eltharn, dedicated to SS. John Fisher and Thomas More, took place on Tuesday last. This church is served by the Austin Canons from Christ Church Priory, and is an offshoot established by them last year, Members of the Guild of St. Odilia will attend the eleven o'clock High Mass at the Sacred Heart Church, Norton Road, Hove,
on Sunday July 4. An interesting programme, weather permitting, has been arranged for the remainder of the day.
A Catholic Social Guild Study Circle, under the direction of Fr. C. McDermott, A.A., has been started in the parish of the Assumptionist Fathers, at Bethnal Green, E. The Circle meets at nine o'clock on Thursday evenings. Non-Catholics arc welcome.
Donn Walter Mackey, 0.S.B., of Ealing Priory, led a pilgrimage of London Irish men and women, arranged by Mr. J. V. A. Kelly, to Downside Abbey last Sunday. At the shrine of Blessed Oliver Plunket the pilgrims knelt and prayed for a lasting peace between Ireland and England. A few days earlier Mr. Kelly organised a pitgm image to the shrines of Our Lady of Walsingham at King's Lynn, and at the Slipper Chapel, with Fr. P. O'Neill, 0.S.M., of Fulham, as leader.