MR. GEORGE CLEMENTS, chauffeur to the late Cardinal Bourne, Cardinal Hinsley, and for some years to the late Cardinal Griffin. died last Thursday, aged 75.
Mr. Clements was awarded the Bene Merenti medal on his retirement in 1946, since when he has been living at Hare Street in Hertfordshire.
Mr. Clements started at Archbishop's House before the first world war as an assistant coachman for the late Cardinal Bourne. His last duties were to drive Cardinal Griffin to Westminster Cathedral on his return to England with the Red Hat in March 1946.
His only son was killed at Dunkirk and his wife died earlier this year, Mgr. Worlock, Private Secretary to Cardinal Godfrey, offered the Requiem Mass at the Church of Holy Rood, Watford, on Wednesday, Requiem Masses will also be offered later at IIare Street and at Westminster Cathedral.
Knights of the Holy Seporchre of Jerusalem.On November 26. in St. George's Cathedral. Southwark, Bishop Cowderov bestowed the insignia of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on: Fr. Oswald Murphy of Chirk, Paid Kelly of Epsom, and Dr, Maurice G Linehan tir Newcastle, Stan's. At a Chapter Meeting which preceded the Investiture it was announced that Cardinal Godfrey has been raised to the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Order, and also becomes Honorary Grand Prior for ingland and Wales, The Grand Prior Is Bishop Cowderoy.
To succeed Bishop Tynan of Rockhampton, Australia, who died in London last June while on his way to Rome for his ad limina visit, Pope John on Saturday appointed Fr. Francis Rush.
South Africa he was tent to BistoP Reiterer of Lydenburs to he founder and Warden of a school hostel. His frequent letters and urgent claims on friendship for prayers and interest, his ambitious plans for the developTent CA this work, and his hopes to be allowed One day to be an actual missionary in an actual mission centre all showed how like many another. he had been caueht within the bounds of vocation, in the toils of the Dark Continent. The Final mark of confidence was that Mgr. Uiyett Rent him on a tour of 37 dioceses In the U.S.A. to make openings for a missionary toPea4 campaign in 1961, a work of preparation sinaularls in accord with his temperament. On his way he came to England last month where he was received with much encouragement by Cardinal Godfrey as well ps the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop O'Hara and his old superiors in the Order of St. Benedict.
Bro. Alphonsus, 0.S.B.
Boo. Alphonsus, well known to a vast number of visitors to Quarr Abbey, Isle of Wight, as Brother Porter, died last week (Wednesday). aged 04 He had been with the Benedictines (801CaMeS ConaregatiOn) Its the Isic of Wight since the days of their exile from the monastery of Silicones at the end of the last century. He had made his profeSSM11 at ADMIldllICOMbe in 1902 and Had been known as Bro. Porter at Quarr Abbey for nearly 40 years.