THE NEW £50,000 CHURCH at Carpender's Park, Middlesex (pictured last week) was formally opened on Sunday in the presence of Cardinal Godfrey. Solemn High Mass was celebrated by Bishop Craven,
* * BENE MERENTI MEDALS from the Holy Father have been presented to Mr. Leon Stevens, past Grand Knight of the Knights of St. Columba at Fishponds. Bristol; Miss Marie Schapp, sacristan at the Sacred Heart church, Bournemouth; and Miss Hilda Daley and Miss Kathleen Daley. teachers, of Cosham, Portsmouth.
AUGUSTINIAN FATHERS of the Anglo-Irish Province arc organising a pilgrimage to Canterbury this Sunday (27th) in honour of Bl. John Stone and his fellow martyrs. Bishop Cowderoy of Southwark will celebrate High Mass (12.30) at the site of HI. John's martyrdom.
QUEEN JULIANA of the Netherlands has named a Preston parish priest, Canon Quirlan Klomp, in her Birthdays Honours List (Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau) Canon Klomp gave considerable service during the last war to men of the Netherlands Merchant Marine and Fishing Fleet visiting Preston and Fleetwood. Born in Holland, -he was ordained for the Lancaster diocese in 1914.