A new school built by miners in their spare time, with funds raised by the Union of Catholic Mothers and other parochial organisations, is one of the achievements recorded in the new Nottingham Diocesan Year Book.
It was opened by the Company of Mary at Harworth, Notts.
During 1952 four new churches were opened in the diocese, and the building of four others is well advanced.
New sites for old but no help
On the grounds that people would be asked to contribute to a denomination with which they might have no sympathy, the Leicester housing committee has decided not to make concessions to religious bodies who wish to buy sites for churches on new housing estates.
Councillor Miss May Goodwin, the chairman, suggested that a solution may be found if churches which possessed sites in other parts of Leicester which they no longer require would he willing to exchange them for sites on new housing estates,
Edward III tiles may be 'framed' Because several tiles dating from the time of Edward 111 in the floor of St. Mary's Church, Alvaston, Derby, are in danger of being worn away, Fr. Geoffrey Unwin has suggested that they be taken up by experts and mounted in a glass case.
The tiles bear a portrait of Edward III and the crossed keys of St. Peter, which indicates that the church was once a chapel attached to St. Peter's, Derby.
Cardinal Griffin. Monday: Cathedral : Blessing of candles and procession ; presides at Capitular Mass, 10 a.m.; Challoner Club : Attends to launch "A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture," 6 p.m. Tuesday : Archbishop's House : Presides at annual meeting of the Society of St. Augustine, 5.30 p.m.: Apothecaries' Hall : Dines with Board of Management of the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth. 7.30 p.m. Wednesday: Park Lane Hotel : Attends Five Provinces dinner of the Catenian Association, 7 p.m. Thursday : CheniI Galleries: Presides at meeting of Our Lady's Missionary League, 2 p.m. Saturday,: Cathedral Hall: Attends reception for overseas students, 8 p.m.
Mgr. Masterson, Archbishop of Birmingham.Sunday : Confirmation at Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield, 3 p.m.
Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth.Sunday : Gives Pontifical Benediction at Polish Camp, Chandlers Ford, 5 p.m.; attends camp concert. Monday : Clothing and profession ceremonies at La Sagesse Convent, Ramsey, 930 a.m. Wednesday : Attends manager's meeting at Wokefield Park, Mortimer.
Mgr, Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham.Monday. Candlemas Day : Reception and profession at the Sacred Heart Convent, Rearsby ; attends annual meeting of the Nottingham Civil Service Catholic Guild in the Chapter room at Cathedral House.
Mgr. Petit, Bishop of Menevia.Monday : Blesses extension to St. Mary's College, Aberystwyth. Thursday : Presides at clothing, Carmelite Convent, Presteigne.
Mgr. Rudderham, Bishop of Clifton. Sunday : Confirmation and Visitation at St. Michael's, Tetbury. Tuesday : Attends Bristol Catenian circle's annual clergy dinner at the Royal Hotel.
Mgr, Beck, Bishop of Brentwood.Sunday : Gives conference on "Christ, the Truth." at University High Mass, at St. Etheldreda's, Ely Place. 11.30 a.m. Monday : Presides at clothing and profession at Chigwell Convent, 10.30 am.; presides at enrolment of new members of Catholic Nurses' Guild. Whipp's Cross Hospital. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Attends Southend Catenian clergy night at Wcstcliff. Thursday : Attends clergy meeting in connection with Vocations Exhibition at St. Angela's, Forest Gate, 3.30 p.m.; attends annual dinner of the Catholic Police Guild at the Clarendon Hotel, Hammersmith, 7 p.m.
Northampton.-Mass will be said at
9 a.m. on Sunday at Barrow's, Pippins, Heath Road, Winchmore Hill.
Brentwood. -Mass will be said on Sunday in the Victory Hall, Bores, at 8.15 a.m., and in the Recreation Hut, Greenaere Camp, Wormingford, at 9.45 a.m. Next week the Mission will visit Danbury.
Southwark. -The Mission will this week visit : (1) Shorne, in the parish of Gravesend. and Hemin the parish of Strood. Mass will be said on Sunday at St. Catherine's, Shorne, at 8.30 am. and at the Village Institute, Hoo, at 10 a.m. (2) Marden, in the parish of Goudhurst, and Matfield in the parish of Tunbridge Wells. Mass will be said on Sunday at Mardcn (place to be announced locally) at 8 a.m., and at the Village Hall. Matfield, at 10 a.m.
Meneyia.-This week-end the Mission will visit the district of Knighton. The Mission will next week-end visit : (I) Parish of Wrexham. Mass will be said at the Rhos at 8 a.m. and at Overton at 10 a.m. (2) Parish of Pembroke Dock. Mass will be said at Pwllcrochan arid Lawrenny.