which opened two years ago at Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire. have taken their first public examinations consisting of 60 papers, without a single failure.
A REQUIEM Mass was held at St. Mary's Church, Derby, on Monday for Mr. Beniard Fox, who died aged 66. He was a founder member of Derby council of the Knights of St. Columbia, and was its Grand Knight from 1947 to 1950.
WORK has started on the first stage of a new monastery church at Worth Abbey, near Crawley New Town, Sussex. This stage will cost £74,000 and is due to be completed in November next year.
DURING the week's mission at Si. Theodore's Church, Gossops Green, Crawley New Town, Sussex, a special Bible service and Mass for Church unity was attended by the curate-in-charge of the Anglican Church or St. Alban. the Rev. J. Richardson, and some of his parishioners.
QT. WILFRED'S SCHOOL,
Crawley Ncw Town. Sussex, is expected to be declared comprehensive in September next year. said Mr. J. N. Winstanley the headmaster on speech day. He added, however. that for some years it had been operating on comprehensive lines. The Abbot of Worth, Dom Victor Farwell. presented the prizes.
MRS. MARY KEENE, of the
Sacred Heart Parish, Bristol, has joined husband, Mr. Joseph Keene, as a holder of the Bene Merenti medal. She has organised the annual flag day for the Little Sisters of the Poor and Nazareth House for 25 years. Mr, Keene was awarded the honour several years ago, for 50 years service to church choirs in Bristol and Cardiff,
DR. HUMPHREY PALMER,
Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University, will give the next talk in the BBC's Secular Christianity Debate on the Third Programme on Monday under the title "Mind Your Language," His theme will be the need to use simpler terms in discussions on "radical theology."
LIELP THE AGED has sent 11 20,000 garments to the Italian Red Cross in Milan for distribution among the old people who have been left homeless and destitute following the 'Italian floods.
THE Oxford Catholic Chap' laincy Appeal Committee reports a generous response to its Mansion House luncheon last month, The amount contributed or promised so far by the luncheon guests is £3.700 (bringing the total for the appeal to
£136,000), Contributions are still being received by Mr. J. K. B, M. Nicholas at Brasenose College Oxford.
A TEMPORARY tenant for ' Beaumont College, soon to he vacated by the Jesuits, has been found. The Maly Ward College will move into the buildings next September for one year, it was announced last week. The move is planned to bridge the gap until the new Maly Ward College is ready in 1968.
A TEMPORARY church. used
by the Anglican narish of St, Jude's on the new Westwood housing estate at Peterborough. is to be used as a Catholic Mass Centre from next month. The news is contained in a ioint statement from the Rev. Roy Dooley, of St. Jude's, and Fr. Paul Taylor of All Souls'.
TWO young volunteers from Britain-Chris Turner, 19, of Portsmouth, and Virginia Waffham, 26, of Kensington members of International Voluntary Service, have joined an emergency team helping in the flood-devastated area of Bologna. It has been organised by Service Civil International and consists of volunteers from all over Europe.
ARCHBISHOP COWDEROY of Southwark visited St.
Vincent's approved school, Dartford, on Monday, where he said Mass and confirmed some of the boys. He also conferred the papal award Pro Ecelesiu et Pontifice on Miss Joyce Moore, secretary to the administrators of the Southwark Catholic Children's Society for 25 years, and on Mr. Thomas Hewson, formerly welfare officer at St. Vincent's.
NUNS prayed in the street last week as firemen tried to save St. Patrick's primary school, Rebecca Street, Bradford. Sister Anette, the headmistress, said: "When we realised nothing could save it we made tea for the firemen."
ATEMPORARY Anglican church on a new estate in Peterborough is to be used by Catholics as well. In a joint statement, Fr. Paul Taylor, parish priest of All Souls' Catholic Church, and the Rev. Roy Dooley, priest-in-charge of St. Jude's Church, Westwood, announced that Mass would be held in the Anglican church, from December 4. At the same time, they made it clear that there was no suggestion of joint services.
ABAZAAR run by Catholics at Wellingborough, Northants, recently raised £438 towards the cost of the new primary school. Fr. E. A. Payne, parish priest, said: "There were about our times as many people as we normally have at bazaars. This school has helped to create a tremendous community spirit among the people. It is much easier to get people to work for something they can see as a reality than just an idea." About 300 people attended the bazaar, which was opened by lady Ilesketh.
THE former Wheatsheaf Inn, in St. Godriv's parish, Durham, which became a temporary Catholic church, then a presbytery and later still a convent. is being adapted to become Durham's City's first Catholic club.
THE Southport Catholic Society was addressed last week, for the first time in its history, by an Anglican clergyman, the Rev. A. Thompson, rural dean and vicar of All Saints, Southport. His subject was "The People Next Door".
MR. R. P. WALSH, general secretary of the Catholic Social Guild, said in a talk on "The Lay Apostolate" at St. Joseph's Hall, Warley. Essex, last week: "In the service of God there is no room for ;nootiness or pride." He described the family as "the most important field of the Apostolate".
DR' JOHN A. CROFTON, M.Sc., a parishioner of St. Mary's, Marple Bridge, Cheshire, leaves for India shortly to take up a United Nations appointment as a technical adviser. He is at present a supply headmaster with the West Riding County Council, and has held headships at schools in Leeds, Halifax and Huddersfield.
TWO Derby men have been
awarded the Bette Merenli medal by the Pope for Long service to the Church. They are Mr. L. W. Litting, for 20 years a Supreme Director of the Knights of St. Columba, and Mr. H. W. Liddle, for 40 years president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
BISHOP RUDDERHAM of Clifton offered Requiem Mass in Clifton Pro-Cathedral last week for Canon Michael John Cashman, who died at St. Angela's Convent, Clifton, aged 78. Canon Cashman. who was horn in Cork, was ordained in the pro-cathedral in 1913. He was parish priest of Holy Cross. Bristol, for 20 years and from 1951 until his retirement in 1964 was chaplain to the Good Shepherd nuns at Henbury, Bristol.
THE 638 boys of Finchley
Grammar School were told at their speech day last week that it was most unlikely any of them now at the school would he
affected by the governors' agreement to "go comprehensive".
The Rev. Alexander C'. Groves, the headmaster, said one of their conditions was that they should have suitable buildings, and that "optimists talked of three or four years" before they could he considered for inclusion in a building programme. This would mean six years before they could possibly change.
SISTER MARTHE LUC1E, of
La Sainte Union College of Education, Southampton, who has died aged 88, came as a recently professed nun from her native France in 1904, the year in which the college was opened. Her religious life was passed almost entirely as French lecturer in the college and as teacher in the adjacent convent high school. THE Challoner Club Players arc to start their new season of plays with Noel Coward's comedy "Hay Fever" at the St. Martin's Little Theatre Club, Garrick Yard, London, W.C.2, next Tuesday at 8 p.m. The play will run for six days and tickets can be obtained at the club or at MAYfair 4126, price 55.
THE price of the Rite of Low
Mass published by Laverty and Sons, of Leeds, is as follows: Card, 4d, for single copies; 22s. 3d. a 100 with an extra 10 per cent discount on orders over 500. Booklet, 3d. for single copies; 16s. 8d. a 100 with an extra 10 per cent discount on orders over 500. The information printed in our last issue, given to us by a reliable London bookshop, was incorrect and we regret any confusivu that may have arisen. The prices above make these publications very reasonable, and not, as said, "rather expensive".