Mgr. William Lee, Bishop of Clifton, opened a successful sale of work in aid of the new church, at the Assembly Rooms, Frome, Somerset, on Thursday last, in the presence of many priests from neighbouring parishes and a great number of visitors.
The parish priest of St. Catharine's, Park Road, Fromc, is the Rev. James H. Darby.
The Countess of Hardwicke, in the presence of a large number of the parishioners and friends of the parish of St. Mary's, Bognor Regis, opened a bazaar in aid of the funds to reduce the debt of £3,300 on the church.
The bazaar, described by the parish priest, Fr. Oswald Hagan, O.S.M., as a " purely social event," opened in the approved manner by Lady Hadcock handing to the opener a cheque for £30 already collected. The bazaar was well attended and very successful.
BRAINTREE Mgr. A. Doubleday, Bishop of Brentwood, presided at a bazaar which was opened by Lady Carlyle at Institute Hall, Braintree, Essex, on Thursday, October 27. The object of the event was to raise money for the furnishing of the church which is to be built. It was announced that Dr. Courtauld, of Earls Colne, had given £5,000 to build the church, and that the site had already been purchased from the fund of £1,300 raised by the late Fr. Coglan.
BLOXHAM The Catholics of Bloxham, an Oxfordshire village three miles from Banbury, have inaugurated a fund to purchase a site for a future Catholic chapel in the village. A whist drive was held last week in aid of the fund.
The Catholic population of the village consists of only a few families, but they have already organised several events in aid of the project.
The new chinch at Kettering, announced in this column last week, is to be paid for by a scheme which has much to commend
it. Each member of the congregation, according to his means, is to make a small contribution each week. Thus a regular FWD, varying hardly at all, will be available to meet interest charges and pay off the capital debt.
The annual bazaar in aid of the general funds of the parish of the Most Holy Trinity, Ledbury, Worcester, was held on Tuesday of last week. The event took place in the Royal Oak Hotel ballroom, and was organised by the local section of the Catholic Women's League. The parish priest is the Rev. A. Goatman.
BERWICK The sum of £85 was realised by a sale of work held recently in the schools at Tweedmouth, in aid of the general funds of the parish. The Rev. J. McHugh, the parish priest, thanked specially the tradesmen of Berwick for their generous donations.
Mr. Alfred Denville, M.P. for Central Newcastle, opened the first session of the four day bazaar held in aid of the building fund for the school of St. Patrick's, Felling. The reorganisation scheme has involved the remodelling of the present school and the building of a new senior school. Now, a new infant department is needed, and the present debt of £14,000 must be lightened before the new commitments are entered into.
At the opening of the second day's sale by Miss G. Wells, the Secretary of the Tyneside Section of the Catholic Women's League, it was stated that £300 had been raised on the first day.
Mgr. Thomas Shine, Bishop of Middlesbrough, opened the new church of the Holy Name of Mary on Saturday last.
The new church replaces a corrugated iron structure set up 34 years ago, seats about 400 persons, is built in a modified romanesque style, and has a campanile 65feet high. The church is attached to the Marist College of St. Mary, and is situated on a commanding road junction in the residential area of Linthorpe.
On Sunday last, Mgr. Canon Marshall, Vicar Capitular of Salford, opened the new Church of St. Willibrord, Clayton, Manchester. The new church replaces an old school chapel, is designed in French Romanesque and seats some 700 persons.
A distinguished gathering of clergy and laity was present for the opening of the church, whose need is so pressing that the formal opening has preceded the completion.