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BISHOPS' ENGAGEMENTS Westminster For Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, July 5, Birmingham University. Receives honorary degree, 12 noon. Birmingham. Attends civic reception, 8 p.m. July 6, Oscott College. Preaches and walks in procession of Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m. July 7, Church of Our Lady of Willesden. Canonical Visitation and Confirmation, 7 p.m. July 8, Cathedral. Assists at Requiem Mass for Bishop Dey and gives the Absolution, 12 noon. July 9, Cathedral. Gives Pontifical Benediction at annual Guild Festival of the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen, 8 p.m. July 10, Guildhall, London. Attends ceremony of presentation of Freedom of the City to Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, 12.15 p.m. Mansion house, London. Attends luncheon, 1 p.m. July 11. Consecrates Church of the English Martyrs, Spaikhill, Birmingham, 9 a.m.

Southwark For Mgr. Amigo Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark: July 7. Presides at Solemn High Mass for delegates from Southwark Catholic Parents' and Electors' Association, at Mortlake, 11.0. Visitation and Confirmation, at Mortlake, 6.3n. July 9. Visitation and Confirmation, at Eltham, 8.0. July 11. Visitation and Confirmation, at Walworth, 8.0.

Brentwood For Mgr. Doubleday, Bishop of Brentwood: Preaches at Pontifical High Mass on Sunday next at 11 a.m. on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Woodford Green.

Portsmouth For Mgr. King. Bishop of Portsmouth: July 6. Wokefield Approved School sports. July 9. C.W.L. Pilgrimage at York. July 14. Wokingham, Confirmation. July 20. Cosham, sale of work. July 25, Cosham, Ordination.


For Mgr. Lee, Bishop of Clifton: Sunday, July 7. Confirmations at Tisbury, in the afternoon.

Nottingham Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, is fulfilling no more public engagements until the Padley Pilgrimage on July 18.

JUBILEES The Rev. W. Dobson The Papal Blessing and congratulatory messages from the Apostolic Delegate and Mgr. Poskitt, Bishop of Leeds, were received by the Rev. William Dobson, of Lytham, when he celebrated his Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee on June 21. Fr. Dobson is 81 years of age. He retired seven years ago after serving at Batley, Morley, Bradford, Sheffield and Leeds. He is a member of a family which has given many distinguished priests to the Church, including the late Mgr. Robert Dobson, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Titular Bishop of Cynopolls and the following, who are still on mission work, the Rev. John Dobson, Croxdale. Durham; Fr. George Dobson, C.P.; and Fr. Francis Dobson, S.J.

The Rev. J. Keaton The Rev. J. Keaton, priest-in-charge of SL George's Church, Nelson. who has attained the silver jubilee of his ordination, received a chalice and cheque from his parish (and also from Padiham, where he formerly served for nine years).

Presentations were made by the Very Rev. Dean Ingram (Burnley). Local clergy and the Rev. A. Beck, of the B.B.C. " Anvil," headmaster of Becket School, Nottingham, and Mr. F. Sefton, headmaster of St. George's, paid tributes to his work.

The Rev. E. C. Hill Parish priest of St. Catherine's, Penrith, since 1938, the Rev. E. C. Hill celebrated the silver jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, July 29. The parishioners made presentations to him in expression of their regard. A native of Blackburn, Fr. Hill was ordained in Cork on June 29, 1921, after his course of classical and theological studies in Ireland and at Lyons. For over five years he was a missionary in Nigeria, during which he became principal of the Catholic Training College at lbandan and editor of the Nigerian Catholic Herald. In 1927 he returned to England and was professor at a missionary college in South Wales, and later spent three years on the organising staff of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith. He went to Penrith in 1932.

The Rev. T. Taggart Historian of Tynemouth Borough, and parish priest of St. Joseph's. Chirton, the Rev. T. Taggart will celebrate the silver jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on July 24. About 30 priests will take part in the ceremonies. Fr. Taggart took over the parish in 1936 and found it necessary to incur a debt of £17,000. A school, a new presbytery, and ground to build a permanent church were requited. A temporary church was built. A new school was opened in 1939. Since then not only has the interest on the debt been paid but £10,000 of the capital has been paid off. Fr. Taggart is a native of Newcastle. who served seven years in training to be a colliery manager before taking to his vocation for the priesthood.

ORDINATIONS Nottingham On the Feast of SS. Peter and Pau! at St. Mary's, Derby, the Bishop of Nottingham. Mgr. Ellis, raised the Revv. Patrick Blackwell and James Monaghan to the priesthood. Both are students of Oscott. They have come from Ireland to be priests of the Nottingham diocese.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Travelling Mission

The centre to be visited this week-end by the Southwark Travelling Mission is Bowlhoad Green, parish of Godalming, Surrey. Mass will be said at Our Lady's Oratory on Sunday, July 7, at 8.30. Mass will also be said at the Old School, Puttenham, Surrey, at 10.

Newman Assoc ia t ion The Newman Association International Committee has arranged a meeting, to be held at the Allied Circle, 46, Green Street, WI, at 3.15 p.m., on Sunday. July 7, at which Mr. Frank K. Maher, M.A., LL B., will speak on " Some Practical AspectS of Catholic Action in Australia." Mr. Maher is an Australian lawyer and is tutor in History and Jurisprudence at Newman College, Melbourne University. Catholic Nurses The Catholic Nurses' Guild, Westminster branch, will hold a garden party at Virgo Fidelis Convent, 189, Old Biompton Road, S.W.5, on Sunday, July 7, at 3 o'clock.

C.W.L. Pilgrimage " In thanksgiving for the preservation of our country and in honour of the English Martyrs, especially Blessed Margaret Clitherow," the national pilgrimage of the Catholic Women's League to Walsingham will take place on July 9. Mgr. King, Bishop of Portsmouth, will lead the pilgrims.

Prisoners' Aid

The 43rd A.G.M. of the Catholic Prisoners' Aid Society will take place at 114, Mount Street, on July 11. The Apostolic Delegate will preside.

Lithuanians The Federation of all Lithuanian religious, social and cultural societies in Great Britain will hold their second annual congress in London on July 13 and 14. The congress will open with Solemh High Mass at 10 a.m., in St. Casimir's Church end will continue at 2 p.m., St. Monica's Hall, Heaton Square, N.1.

Blessed Oliver In accordance with the instruction of the Irish Hierarchy. the Feast of Blessed Oliver will be solemnly observed throughout Ireland, on Sunday, July 14. 'Their Lordships leave details of the celebrations to individual pastors in Ireland, but recommend that the faithful be encouraged to receive Holy Communion, and that there be special evening devotions and a sermon or conference on the life or some aspect of the life of Blessed Oliver. Broadcasts: Sunday, July 7, 9 p.m. Talk from Radio Eireann by Mgr. A. H. Ryan, D.D., D.Ph., Queen's University, Belfast. Sunday, July 14, 12 noon. Solemn Maas and sermon from St. Patrick's, Cork: preacher, the Very Rev. T. E. Garde, OP., St. Sabina, Rome. 9 p.m. Dramatisation, "Blessed Oliver Plunket," by Eileen McCarville.

SOCIETIES Catholic Nurses The Catholic Nurses' Guild are taking part in the Westminster Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Tuesday. July 23, leaving Westminster Cathedral at 8.30 a.m. and returning at 10 p.m. Tickets 25s. each from Miss Halford ThompSCM, 169, Tachbrook Street, S.W.1. Members should apply immediately.

K.S.C., Brentwood Over 200 Knights of St. Columba, headed by P.D., P. J. Regan, attended the annual Brentwood K.S.C. Provincial Retreat, conducted by the Rev. Fr. Paul, 0.F.M., at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Woodford Green, on Sunday.

C.P.E.A., Southwark The annual general meeting of Southwark Diocesan C.P.E.A. will be held at St. Mary Magdalen's, Mortlake, on Sunday. Archbishop Amigo will pontificate and preach at High Mass at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a reception and lunch. The meeting will commence at 2 o'clock.

Catholic Teachers The Metiopolitan Catholic Teachers' Association pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday last was a great success. The party was welcomed by Fr. Peel 0.F.M., who gave a very inter

esting address on Walsingham and its history. After the address the pilgrims went in procession to the Slipper Chapel where they were met by Fr, Roberts.

Catechists At the Birmingham Guild of Catechists A.G.M., held last Sunday, Mgr. Bright, Bishop and Vicar-Capitular, announced that the following elections of officers had taken place: Mr. W. Rowley, Master; Miss M. Powell, ViceMaster; Miss E.. Dassett, Secretary; Miss C. Fitzgerald, Treasurer; Mr. Keegan, Librarian.

C.S.G., London

Officers elected for the coming year are as follows: Chairman, Dr. Strange; vice-chairman, Miss Branney; secretary, Mr. S. Smith; literature secretary, Mr. Hennessey; organising secretary, Mr. Parnwell; treasurer, Mr. Martin.



The death occurred on Monday of the Rev. Edward Cosmo-Brown, priest of the Southwark Diocese. Until the beginning of this year he was parish priest of the church of All Saints, Oxtcd. Ho was born in 1880, educated at St. Aloysius, Highgate, studied for the priesthood at Wonersh, and Was ordained in 1905. He served in various parishes (Walvvorth, St. John the Baptist's. Brighton, Woolwich, the Cathedral and Arundel), and was then appointed first resident priest at Keymer, in Sussex. For ten years he was parish priest at Sheerness, and after a short petiod at Tooting he was made parish priest of (Wed. He was a quiet, retiring man, a man of prayer and a true priest. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Brailes, in Warwickshire.


After being at Ushaw College, Durham, for 60 years as a student and teacher, the Rev. Edwin Bonney died there last week and was buried at Ilahaw on Monday following Requiem Mass. Fr. Bonney, who had been ailing for some months, was 73. Father Bonney was ordained on August 4, 1901. Among the mourners at the funeral were more than 100 priests.


Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr. Robert Vincent Gilbertson. 0.S.B., parish priest of St. Betters, Netherton, who died on Sunday at his presbytery, in his 70th year, was offered at St. Benct's on Wednesday. The interment took place at Ford cemetery. Educated by the Jesuit Fathers, before joining the Benedictine Order, he was ordained priest in 1903, and served in many parts of thc country before going to St. Benct's in 1936.


In the 65th year of her religious profession and the 89th year of her age, the death took place at the Convent of Mercy. Nottingham, on Sunday, of Mother Mary Alphonsus Talbot. The funeral was on Wednesday, in the nuns' private burial ground, following a Requiem Mass at St. Barnabas' Cathedral, Nottingham.


The funeral took place on June 25 of Mr. Leo Wilcock, shepherd to Stonyhurst estate, where his late father, Mr. John Wilcock, was for many years the farm bailiff. Ile was an active member of St. Peter's Guild and a school manager. There was Requiem Mass at St. Peter's, Stonyhurst, by Fr. F. Magee, S.J., which was attended by farm etaff.

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