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Record Number Of Centenaries And

Jubilees In 1950

By a Special Correspondent

The Holy Year, 1950, and Centenary of the Restoration of the Hierarchy, will also be a record year for centenaries and jubilees in the parishes and dioceses.

In the Westminster Archdiocese, St Anne, Underwood Road, Mile End New Town, E.1, will keep the centenary of its foundation; Boxmoor, Herts, its diamond jubilee; gelden jubilees of foundation or consecration will include Bishops Stortfurd, Soho Square, and Holy Rood, Watford.

In the Birmingham Archdiocese, Ut ton-on-Severn (Worcs.), and Erding,on Abbey have their centenaries, white Baddesley Clinton will keep its 150th anniversary, Se Francis, Handsworth, will keep the golden jubilee of its consecration, and Lichfield that of its present church, St. Aloysius', Oxford, and St. Catherine, Birmingham, will both be 75 years old.

In the Brentwood diocese there will be a sentenary at Stock, Essex.

The-e will be a hi-centenary in the Cardit Archdiocese, where Llanarth was foended in 1750; Mountain Ash will ktep the golden jubilee of its

present church.

Two parishes in the Hexham and Newcastle diocese have 250th anniversaries; they are Longhorsley (Northumberland), and Stella (Co. Durham); Thornley (Co. Durham) will celebrate the centenary of its foundation in August. and the golden jubilee of its present church on November 11. Stillington and Port Clarence (Nov. 6) both have golden jubilees. In the Lancaster diocese there will be two bi-centenaries, at Kendal and Goosnargh; Lea Town (Preston) and Ulverston will keep their 150th year, St. Walburge's, Preston, and Penrith their centenaries.

In the Leeds diocese Nun Monkton will reach its 250th year. Pontefract will keep its 150th birthday; St. Mary's Bradford, its 125th; St. Marie's, Sheffield, and Ripon their centenaries; High Bentham its 75th year; Worsborough Bridge and St. Bede's Grammar School. Bradford (founded by Cardinal Hinsley) have their golden jubilees.

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has a tercentenary, at Hindley; a 250th anniversary, at Burscough: two centenaries. at Ormskirk and St. Anne's Retreat at St. Helens (the Passionist monastery where Fr. Dominic Barbeta is buried); three golden jubilees, at St. Charles Boffomeo, Liverpool. at St. Malachy, Liverpool. and at Melling.

The Menevia Diocese will have a centenary at Mold, in Flintshire, and two golden jubilees—at Colwyn Buy and at Llandrindod Wells,

In the Diocese of Middlesbrough the parish of Lartington will be 250 St. Mary's, Hull, keep their cenyears old; St. Georges, York, and tenarles.

Northampton cathedral parish will keep its 125th birthday, and other anniversaries in the Northampton Diocese include the centenary of Gt. Yarmouth, and a golden jubilee at Olney in Bucks.

In the Nottingham Diocese, St. Mary's, Derby, will have its 200th anniversary, Stamford its 150th, Buxton its centenary, and a golden jubilee at Coalville.

Lymington, Hants. in the Portsmouth Diocese, will be 150 years old; in the same diocese, Newbury, Berks, and Liphook, Hants, keep their centenaries; The Sacred Heart, Bournemouth, celebrates the 75th anniversary of its foundation and the 50th of its present church.

In the Salford Diocese the cathedral keeps the diamond jubilee of its consecration on June 16; SS, Peter and Paul, Bolton, will be 150 years old, Clitheroe 100, The Church of the Mother of God and St. James. Pendleton, will be 75; there will he six golden jubilees—at Sacred Heart, Blackburn, at St. Joseph, Bolton, at Irian), at Lees, at Little Hulton, and at Nelson.

Shrewsbury will have a diamond jubilee at Oswestry, and four golden jubilees—at St. Joseph, Birkenhead, at Cheadle, at Whaley Bridge, and at St. Hilda, Wythen. shawe.

The vast diocese of Southwark will have a bi-centenary at Weybridge (1750): two centenaries, at Chichester and at Kingston-onThames. five diamond jubilees—at Chilworth, at Deptford (consecrated 1890), at Eltham, at Herne Bay, and at English Martyrs, Walworth; three golden jubilees—at Dartford, at Rye, and at Whitstable.

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