Bishop's Appeal at Stone Laying
Front Our Own Correspondent Mgr. Thomas Shine, Bishop (rf Middlesbrough, last week laid the foundation stone of the new church at Burton Stone Lane, York.
Dr. Shine, speaking of the sym Announcements C.S.G., London The Rev. Edward Quinn wili lecture on " What we ale agating for " at the Interval Club, 23, Dean Street, Soho, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13. Admission is free to all, but a collection to cover expenses will be taken.
Birmingham, Patronal Feast
To-day (Friday) the patronal feast of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, that of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be celebrated at St. Chad's Cathedral with Pontifical High Mass, which will be sung by the Bishop-Auxiliary (the Right Rev. B. Griffin).
The secretary of the Grail announces that woollies for the troops, of any colour. may be sent to her for despatch abroad at 32, Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner, Middlesex.
The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers make the following announcement:
Sunday, December 10. -Ramble from St. Albans. Meet at St. Pancras, 10.45 a.m., for 11 a.m. train. Lunch at the Fighting Cocks. Leader: Mr Gerard Hattich.
St. Christopher's Catholic Cycling Club announces that the club run on
Sunday, December 10, will be as follows: Meet at 10.45 a.m. at Staples Corner, Edgware Road; lunch at Kirby's, Elstree: tea at Sulky Tea Rooms, Datchworth, bolism of the ceremony, said that if a tempest blew the building might fall because it was built on sand. Our lives must be built on rock, and that rock was God.
The church which was rising on the site would be a house of God and keep people in mind of Him.
2s. 6d. in Hand
This was the only time when a bishop on performing a ceremony was called on to make an appeal to the people to contribute to the building Of the church. As Canon Chadwick had only 25. 6d. in hand towards the church he hoped those present would give their utmost.
The new church will serve the urgent needs of the Catholics, among the thousands of persons living on the new City Corporation's housing estates. The estates, which a few years ago were green fields, are part of a vast slum clearance scheme.
The new church, of red brick with stone dressing, will accommodate 400 to 500 people, and the main entrance will be flanked by a campanile tower 50 feet in height surmounted by a cross.
The procession to the site was led by the Bishop, attended by Canon Chadwick, Canon O'Connell, and other clergy.
Honour for Bristol Catholic
1S1. Chicoteau, French Consular Agent in Bristol and a well-known Catholic, was on Saturday last presented with the Legion d'Honneur.
M. Chicoteau, who was the founder and president of the Cercle Francais. has an outstanding record of service to Bristol over a period of 25 years and did excellent work in connection with the Bristol-French Week.