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St. Michael and All Angels in the church of Our Holy Redeemer, Cheyne Row, Chelsea, at 7 p.m. •

St. Joan's Alliance

On Wednesday, December 10, St. Joan's Social and Political Alliance hold special commemoration meeting in honour of the centenary of the birth of Alice Meynell. who was so closely associated with the Catholic Women's Suffrage Society. Miss Christopher St. John will be the speaker. Holy Child Convent, Cavendish Square, at 7 p.m. Tickets from Miss Phyllis C. Challoner, chairman of St. Joan's, 55, Berners Street, W.1.

Sisters of Adoration

Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, will preside at the first Clothing Ceremony to be held on English soil, of the Sisters of Adoration Repartrice, at the Convent, Beaufort Street, Chelsea, at 8 a.m., on Sunday, December 7.

Swansea Catholic Choral Society

On Thursday next, December 4, the Swansea Catholic Choral Society (conductor, Mr. E. Sweeney) will be giving excerpts from Mozart's Twelfth Mass, at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, and will be accompanied by Marcel Dupree, organist from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

British Social Hygiene

Fr. J. Leycester King, S.J., Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Heythrop College, Oxford, will be one of the speakers at the conference on " Society and the Individual," organised by the British Social Hygiene Council, on Thursday, December 4, at Livingstone Hall, Tothill Street, S.W.1.

SOCIETIES St. George's Cathedral

An attempt is being made to form an association, which would enable past and present members of St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, to keep in touch, Particulars should be obtained from Mr. I. T. Sullivan, "San Giuseppe," Idminston Square, Worcester Park, Surrey.

K.S.C., Salisbury

On Sunday, November 23, a Rally and Initiation ceremony of the Knights of St. Columba was held in St. Osmund's Hall, Salisbury. Over a hundred Brothers attended and 16 new members were accepted.

K.S.C., Stoke

The Lord Mayor of Stoke-onTrent, Alderman Beresford, led the Knights of St. Columba into Our Lady of Angels, Stoke, at the annual Mass for deceased members of the Order. The Lord Mayor is a past Grand Knight of the K.S.C.

C.Y.M.S., Cardiff A meeting of the Cardiff Archdiocesan Council of the Catholic Young Men's Society was held at Treforest, Glamorgan, on Sunday last.

Catholic Secondary Schools

An attempt is being made to form an English Catholic Secondary School football team, to play sknilar teams on the Continent. A fund has been opened to help to assist Northern schools who wish to participate in the games. All inquiries to the Rev. Bro. David, F.S.C., St. Joseph's College, Beulah Hill, London, S.E.I9.

C.Y.M.S., Banbury Councillor Joseph Took has been elected president of Banbury C.Y.M.S. Mr. F. L Gainey was reelected vice-president, Mr. W. Ft. Bennett hon. treasurer, and Mr. J. B. Taylor hon. secretary.

C.S.G., Plymouth The Bishop of Plymouth, Mgr. Grimshave sent his blessing to memben of a Study Circle of the Catholic Social Guild, which was formed on Sunday at St. Joseph's, Branksome.

Legion of Mary, Plymouth

The first annual retreat for the Junior Legionaries of Plymouth was preached by the Rev. Fr. M. O'Neill, Spiritual Director of the Plymouth Curia of the Legion of Mary, on Sunday. November 23, at Notre Dame High School.

Guild of St. Francis de Sales The first provincial branch of the

Guild of St. Francis de Sales (for Catholic journalists and writers) was formed at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham, last week. Mr. R. Bland was elected chairman and Mr. S. L. Dodd, 24, Wadhurst Road, Birmingham, as hon. secretary.

Anglo-Polish Association Branches have beert opened in Cambridge and High Wycombe. More branches are needed all over the country tb help the Poles now entering civilian life, but for this more members are required in order to raise the necessary funds.



The death is announced of Abbot Bede Turner, 0.S.B., who died at Ampleforth Abbey, on November 24. He was born in Chorley, Lancashire, and became a monk in 1888 and was ordained in 1896. For a short time he was in charge of the Ampleforth Mission and for many years served the Brandsby Mission. He held the title of Cathedral Prior of Durham and in 1932 was given that of the ancient Abbey of Westminster. After a severe illness in 1935, he retired from active public life, but continued the exact regularity of life which had always marked him.

THE REV. EDWARD WITTY Fr. Edward Witty, parish priest of St. Aloysius, Hebburn-on-Tyne, died last Sunday.

Fr. Witty. who was a native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, celebrated his golden jubilee earlier this year, and at the recent consecration of St. Mary's, Sunderland, was present as the parish's oldest curate, having served there in 1905.

Educated at St. Cuthbert's Grammar School, Newcastle, and the English College, Valladolid, Spain, he was ordained in August, 1896.

His first appointment was to St. Joseph's, Gateshead where, after five years, he moved to St. Mary's, Sunderland. Three years later, in 1905, he was appointed parish priest at St. Aloysius, Hebburn. where he not only carried out a great deal of useful work, but endeared himself to the people.


The death occurred suddenly at Gateacre Grange Hospital, Liverpool, on Wednesday of last week, of Fr. Raymond O'Gorman, O.F.M. (Cap.), who was for many years a priest of the Franciscan Order at St. Francis' Catholic Church, Grosvenor Road, Chester. Fr. Raymond was in his 66th year and the 40th year of his priesthood. He had been a member of the Franciscan Order for 49 years. A native of Liverpool, he was well-known in the North-west of England.


Fr. William Hague, who was for 11 years at Farm Street and for six years rector of Mount St. Mary's, died at Burton Hill, Petworth, on Friday, November 21. Two months ago he celebrated the 60th anniversary of his entrance into the Society. Born in Wigan and educated at Mount St. Mary's College, he was ordained in 1902. From 1915 to 1926 he was minister at Farm Street Church, London. In 1926 he was appointed rector of his old school, Mount St. Mary's. He founded the college magazine, The Mountaineer, and completed the magnificent war memorial chapel to the designs of Adrian Gilbert-Scott by adding the transepts, choir loft, sacristies, etc.

He retired from active life in 1932, and was transferred to Burton Hill in 1940. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday last.


We regret to announce the death of Fr. Peter Michael Duffy, who died at St. Beuno's College, St. Asaph, on Sunday. November 23. Fr. Duffy was born at Hackney in 1886 and was educated at St. Ignatio College, Stamford Hill. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1904 and was ordained at St. Asaph in 1920. From 1927 to 1937 he served in the various native missions at Musami, Monte Cassino and Triashill. He returned to England and in 1939 was an Army Chaplain to the Rhodesian Forces.

March, 1947, saw him appointed to the parish attached to St. Beuno's College, at St. Asaph, but in the past few months his health caused him to spend some time at the Providence Hospital, St. Helens.

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