BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster: June 27, St. Bonaventures, Welwyn Garden CityCanonical Visitation and Confirmation, 7 p.m. June 28. Cathedral-Assists at the Capitular Mass, 10.30 am. Sings First Vespers of St. Peter and St. Paul, 3.15 p.m. Holborn Restaurant -Attends Annual Dinner of the Newman Association, 7 p.m. June 29. Cathedral-Sings Terce and Pontifical Mass, 10 a.m. St Hugh of Lincoln, Letchworth-Canonical Visitation and Confirmation, 5.30 p.m. June 30. Dorchester Hotel-Attends Annual General Meeting of the Converts' Aid Society, 5.30 p.m. July 1. CathedralAssists at Capitular Mass, 10.30 a.m. St. Margaret's Convent, Canning Town-Gives Pontifical Benediction, 7.30 p.m. July 2. Campion House, Osterley-Assists at Solemn High Mass and preaches, II am July 3. Visits Polish Student Camp at Waldingfield, near Sudbury, Suffolk, 12.15 p.m.
For Mgr. Amigo, Archbishop, Bishop
of Southwark : June 29. 11. Sings Pontifical High Mass in the ruins of the Cathedral (weather permitting). 6.30. Sings Pontifical Vespers, preaches and gives Benediction in Pro-Cathedral. July I. 8. Visitation and Confirmation at Crayford. July 2. 3.30. Blesses and formally opens new Hospital of Sisters of Consolation, Lambeth Road. July 3. Leads pilgrimage to Canterbury. July 5, 3.30. Presents Papal Medal to Sister Teresa at Notre Dame Convent, Southwark.
For Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham: June 28. Opens Garden Party at St. John the Baptist's, Melton Mowbray. June 29. 11 am Ordination at St. Barnabas Cathedra!, Nottingham.
Portsmouth For Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth: Visitation to Guernsey, July 3 to July 8.
APPOINTMENTS Westminster The following appointments are officially announced in the Archdiocese of Westminster: The Rev Mgr. J. B. Bagshawe, President of St Edmund's College, to be an Honorary Canon of the Metropolitan Chapter ; the Rev. R. Fairhall, of Islington, to be Dean of St. Edward's Deanery; the Rev. V. Rochford, late Chaplain of the Forces, to Millwall as Administrator and Port of London Chaplain; the Rev. W. Ruhman. of Sudbury, to Copenhagen Street as Administrator; the Rev. G. Eldridge, late Chaplain of the Forces, temporarily Priest-in-Charge at Buntingford ; the Rev. B. Canham, recently on sick leave, to Lirnehouse, temporarily ; the Rev. F. Austin, of Sc. Mary's, Chelsea, to Feltham as Assistant; the Rev. F. Bishop, of Feltham, to Sudbury as Assistant ; the Rev. L. Thomas, of Holy Redeemer, Chelsea, to St. Mary's, Chelsea, as Assistant; the Rev. J. McKernie, recently ordained, to Tottenham, temporarily ; the Rev. G. Mulvaney, recently ordained, to Ogle Street, temporarily; the Rev. D. Norris, recently ordained, to Islington, temporarily. Nottingham
The following appointment is officially announced in the Diocese of Nottingham: the Very Rev. Hugh Atkinson, parish priest of the Church of the Annunciation, Chesterfield, to the Cathedral Chapter Canon Atkinson is a native of Nottingham where he was born in 1901.
The Rev. W. O'Sullivan
A native of Cork, ordained at All Hallows, Dublin, the Rev. William O'Sullivan, parish priest at Shirley, Southampton, celebrated his Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee on June 21.
To mark the occasion the Bishop of Portsmouth, Mgr. King, assisted by some 30 priests, solemnly consecrated St. Boniface's, the Shirley church, on
June 17. On Sunday. June 22, Fr. O'Sullivan sang Solemn High Mass and To Deum and at an assembly in the parochial ball was presented by his parishioners with an address and a cheque.
The Travelling Mission will this week visit the following. Horam and Hurstmonceux, in the parish of Eastbourne. On Sunday, June 29, Mass will be said at Tbe Grange, Horam, at 8.30, and at The Woolpack, Hurstmonceux, at 10. Hadlow and Paddock Wood, in the parish of Tonbridge. On Sunday, Mass will be said at the Chapel, Hadlow, at 8.30, and at " The Kent Arms," Paddock Wood, at 10.
Our Lady's Catechists
The Summer Meeting is to be held at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, 212 Hammersmith Road, Harranersmith, on Saturday, Juiy 5, at 2.30 p.m The Hon. Mrs. Henry Hope will preside, and the speakers will be the Very Rev. Mgr. Beauchamp, MC,,
and the Rev. Mother Fuscharn.
Gifts for the Bring-and-Buy and Provision Stalls, to provide for the summer camps, will be gratefully received by Miss M. Bate (camp secretary).
The work of the London Catholic Scout Guild is extremely hampered by the lack of correct information with regard to names and addresses of Group &miters to whom notices, etc., should be forwarded. The London Catholic Scout Guild is anxious to add to its membership all Catholic Groups, and appeals most earnestly to all , who are interested in this great work for Catholic boyhood, to send full particulars to the Secretary, so that records may be accurate and complete.
Cub members should get into touch dircct with Miss C. Hay, Chairman, London Cub Standing Committee, 81 Warwick Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Scouts, Senior Scouts, Rovers and Scouters should get into touch with the Secretary, Catholic Scout Guild (London Area), Gerard F. Walker, 24 Burlington Gardens, Acton, W.3.
Clapham College Cardinal Griffin will be the guest of honour at a banquet in the Connaught Rooms, London, W.C.2, at 8 p.m. on July 19, to celebrate the golden jubilee of Clapham College. Op July 12, a
garden fete will be held in the grounds of the College at Nightingale Lane, Clapham.
The second annual day's retreat for K.S.C. Squires will take place on June 29 at St. Joseph's, Upminster, commencing with High Mass at 11 am. The preacher will be the Rev. Fr. Declan, O.D.C.
Oxford Committee The Oxford Committee for promoting friendship with and understanding with Europe, of which Lady Pakenham is a vice-president, announces that besides sponsoring and helping a number of independent schemes for sending parties abroad this summer, it has undertaken to organise an International Summer School, for Dutch, French, Norwegian and German students at Oxford. To carry out the scheme, £1,000 will be needed. Those wishing to help shoeld send cash or cheques made payable to Christian Action, Oxford, to the Dean of Oriel College.
Newman Association In conjunction with the Workers' Educational Association, the Newman Association is running a lecture course in Nottingham on " Catholicism and Modern English Literature." The tutor is Fr. Sebastian Redmond, A.A., of the Becket School.
C.P.E.A., Southwark The annual general meeting of Southwark Diocesan C.P.E.A. Council, will be held at the Church Hall, Lewisham, on Sunday, July 6, at 2.30 p.m.
The following provisional executive committee of the newly organised Southwark Diocesan Association of Catholic Trade Unionists, has been elected: Mr. L. D. Christian, 20, Westmoreland Road, S.W.13, Chairman; Mr B. 3 Dcnore, 42, Martin Gardens, Wallington, Secretary ; Mr. 1v1. J. Leahy and Mt. W. Walker.
Westminster Pilgrimage The Westminster Pilgrimage to Watsingham will leave the Cathedral on July 3 at 8.30 am. Tickets arc obtainable at the Cathedral porch, price
Catholic Council, Notts
The following officers for 1947-48 were re-elected at the annual meeting, held last week: President, the Bishop of Nottingham; Chairman, Fr. John Dockery, O.F.M. ; Vice-chairman, Mr. A. W. Baxter; Secretaries, the Rev. P. Soar and Captain B. M P. Gorman, who is also Treasurer ; Members of the Executive, Mrs. W. Floyd, Miss K. Hope Lawrence and Mr. W. J. Clarke.
SOCIETIES C.P.E.A., Portsmouth The following officials were elected at the annual meeting of the Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association for the Diocese of Portsmouth: President, Col. J. A F. Cuffe; chairman, Col. J. F. Morrell ; hon. secretary, Mr. J. Duffy; hon. treasurer, Mr. W. P. Hogan ; vice-chairman, Mr. J. King; vice-president, Mr. H. L. Ward; publications sub-committee, Mr Parkinson, Mr. Shriqshire, Mr. MneOuire and Mrs. Lally,
OBITUARIES MOTHER MARY ANN FRANCIS
One of the oldest of the Poor Clares of Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, Mother Mary Ann Francis, of the Sacred Heart, died at the Convent on June 19, and was buried there after Requiem Mass, on June 24. She was 77 years of age, and entered the Enclosure 57 years ago; she had thus been a Golden Jubilarian for seven years. She died peacefully after receiving all the Last Sacraments. Her name in the world had been Rose MoGrory.
MR. 0. L. CHAMBERLAIN The death has occurred of Mr. Oswald Leo Chamberlain, who was in practice as a solicitor at Harrogate. Leeds and Otley. A member of the Harrogate Education Committee. he was a past President of Harrogate Law See'elY, the Harrogate Catenian Circle. and the Catcnian Provincial Council He was a native of Liverpool.
MISS ETHELDREDA SMART
Miss E. Smart, perhaps better known by her stage name of Ethel St. Barbe, died at Dover last week-end, after a long illness. The daughter of' the late Dr. David Smart, of Bermondsey, a distinguished Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Miss Smart early adopted a theatrical career, in which she achieved considerable success. Devoting her talent for organisation later to the development of the Catholic Stage Guild, she made the Guild a great reality and was honoured by the Holy See with the Cross Pro Ecciesia et Pond/ice. Many, both in the " profession " and outside of it, will mourn the loss of one whose resolution amidst constant difficulties, joined to an ardent faith, was always an inspiring example.
MR. E. J. WALTERS, F.R.I.BA.
Mr. E. J. Walters, who died on June 10, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Frederic A. Walters, the well-known architect of Buckfast Abbey, St. Peter's, Winchester, St. John's Seminary, Won-, ersh, Chilworth Friary, and many other churches. Born on October 25, 1880, he was educated at St. Mary's, Woolhampton, and afterwards worked with his father. Upon the latter's death, he completed Buckfast Ahbey; St. Gertrude's, South Croydon; St. Joseph's. Grayshott ; and was himaelf responsible for Our Lady's, Mottingbam St. Stephen's, Welling; St. Joseph's, Aylesham ; Our Lady of Pity and St. Simon Stock's, Putney; St. Pancras', Lewes; The Holy Family's, Reigate; St. Columba's, Selsdon; St. John the Baptist's, Purley ; Our Lady's, Ashburton, and Ealing Priory. In addition, he built schools at North Chearn, North Camberwell, Welling, Beckenham Hill, Chatham, Rotherbithe, Lewisham, Sydenhrun, Finchley, Aylesham and other places, besides being responsible for additions to the John Fisher School. Purley, and St. Hugh's, Ware,
He was architect and business adviser to the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and took especial pleasure in his work for them and for other Orders of nuns. He had just completed his annual tour of the F.C.J. convents in the North, and was on his way to his home in Bromley, Kent, when he died during the night of June 10 at Skipton, Yorkshire.
He was buried on June 16, at Queen's Road Cemetery, Croydon, after a Requiem Mass at St. Mary's, sung by Canon McLaughlin. A large number of the clergy attended, the Absolutions being given by Mgr. Brown, Bishop of Pella.