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Cathedral; St. Mary's, Hyson Green ; St. Paul's, 'anion; Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell; St. Peter's, Beeston; Nazareth House; Eastwood; Hucknall; and Long Eaton.

Derby: The Right Rev. Canon James F. Hargreaves, V.C., St. Mary's; St. Joseph's, F.nglish Martyrs and St. George's, Derby; Borrowash; Ilkeston; Ashhourne; Belper; and Melbourne.

Buxton: The Very Rev. Alfred Baldwin.—Buxton ; Glossop St. Mary's, Glossop; All Saints, Hadfield ; New Mills; Mamie Bridge; Chapel-en-le ith ; and Tideswell.

Chesterfield : The Very Rev. Hugh E. Atkinson --The Annunciation, Chesterfield ; the Holy Family; Woodseats; Staveley; Hathersage; Bamford; Hassop and Bakewell; Matlock ; and Alfreton.

Leicester (b): The Very Rev.

Michael Gilletan. — Leicester, St. Peter's; Leicester, St. Mary's ; Leicester, the Sacred Heart ; St. Edward's, Aylestone; the Most Blessed Sacrament, Braunstone; St, Joseph's, Leicester; Lutterworth ; and Market Herborough.

Boston r The Very Rev. Bernard

Grimley Ph.D. Skegness; Wool:than Spa; Stamford; Spilsby; and Spalding.

Clifton The following appointments in the Diocese of Clifton are announced: The Rev. F. J. Gantt:haw, DD., as parish priest of St, Mary's, Bath, in succession to Canon Sugclen, who has retired for reasons of ill-health, the Rev, D. layland as parish priest at Campdert, Glos., the Rev. D. O'Connell as parish priest of St. Joseph's, Fishponds.


Archbishop Amigo has recently conferred the tonsure on the following students: John Hallett, Cyril Williams, Denis Barry, John Robbins, Geoffrey Dove, John Newsham (Nottingham).


Mr. H. Mattingly, of the British Museum, will give a lantern lecture to the Virgil Society on Virgil's Fourth Eclogue, at 3 pee., on February 16, at the City Literary Institute, Stukeley Street, Drury Lane, W.C.2. Non-members welcomed. Admission free. without ticket.

European Freedom Baltic, Polish and Yugoslav speakers will make statemerms at a meeting which the British League for European Freedom has organised to take place in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, on Monday, February 11. The meeting will commence at 7.p.m.

Y.C.W., Nottingham Through the efforts of the Rev. Gerard Kelly, the assistant priest, a

sedinn of the Young Catholic Workers has .been formed in St. Augustine's parish, Nottineham.

Rambling Club

The next ramble of the Birmingham Catholic Rambling Club will take place on Saturday, February 16, and

will be through Sutton Park. Meet 2,30 p.m. Sutton bus stop, New Street. All intending to turn out should notify Miss Kath Mullany, 43, Park Street, Aston, Birmingham, 6.

C.S.G., Birmingham On February 10 the Birmingham Branch of the Catholic Social Guild will hold the second in its course of lectures on Trade Unionism. This will take place in St. Chad's Hall, Bath Street, at 3.30 p.m. The speaker on this occasion is Mr. Bernard Sullivan, of the L.C.C., and his subject " The State and Trade Unionism," Newman Association The Newman Association has arranged the following meetings, For Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., Mr. Ashley Dodd will speak on the '' American and British Commonwealth Association," 'The following Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., Mr. A. C. F. Beaks will speak on " The United Nations," Both meetings will be held at Hereford House, Park Street.

Travelling Mission

The centres to he visited this weekend by the Southwark Travelling Mission are : (1) Paddock Wood and Five Oak Green, in the parishes of Goudhurst and Tonbridge, Kent. Mass will he said at "The Kent Aims," Paddock Wood, on Sunday, February 10, at 8.30. Mass will also be said at The Chapel. Hadlow, at 10.15. (2) Pembury, parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Mass will be said at The Oast House, Henwood Green Road, on Sunday at 8.30 and also at Hamsell Manor, Eridge, at 10.

The B.B.C.

On Sunday next, between 9,30 and 10.15, in the Home Service, Fr. Gerald Vann, OP.. will conduct the sixth of the series of services on the theme, " Am I my Brother's Keeper?"

SOCIETIES Family Welfare The title of the Charity Organisation Society has been changed as from the beginning of this month to the Family Welfare Association. • The Archbishop of Westminster, CardinalDesignate, is a Vice-President of the Association, of which Her Majesty Queen Mary is Patron. Founded in 1869 to relieve distress by the coordination of charitable activities, the Charity Organisation Society has always stressed the importance of family case-work as the primary aim of its members. It works through 2$ diS triet committees in London and deals annually through its Enquiry Bureau at the head offices of the Society with some 20,000 enquiries, " The change of name to the Family Welfare Association is intended more accurately to express the fundamental purpose of the Society," said GroupCaptain Lord Malcolm Douglas' Hamilton, Chairman of the Society, announcing the change. "There will be no curtailment of activities and no change in the character and scope of our work."

K.S.C., Southwark The quarterly Provincial Meeting of the Southwark Province of the Knights of St. Columba, held on Saturday, February 2, was an otitstanding event in the history of the Province. During part of the deliberations the Supreme Officers were present, and attendance by subordinate council officers constituted a record.

The following new Prey. officers for 1946 were installed : ProveDeputy. C, F. Way; P,Chan. S. A. Allain; P.Sec., .1. Axtmann; P.Treas., Wm. Weir; P.Advt., W. H. Grant; P.Ward., H. Farrell. Thanks and appreciation were expressed for the wonderful work done by P.Prov.Dep. P. Bone, and pastProv_See. C. F. Way, which resulted in the erection doting the past month of three new Councils, at Ashford (Kent), West Norwood and Leatherhead, and a fourth about to he started at Horsham. A very large increase in membership had also resulted.


THE REV. ALFRED FIELD The Rev. Alfred James Perrott Field, M.A., who died at Twyford Abbey on January 26, was a convert Anglican clergyman ; horn in June, 1862, Fr. Field was received into the Chula in January, 1909, having served some time as an Anglican minister, at All Saints, Margaret Stsect,

He was educated at Trinity College, Straford-on-Avon (now no longer in existence) and at St. John's College, Cambridge. After studying at Sr. Edmund's College after his reception into the Church, Alfred Field was ordained by the Archbishop of Westminster in July, 1911.

Ordained for the Diocese of Westminster and for a time staying with the Catholic Missionary Society Fathers, he was appointed to Dunne:1w, in Essex, in August, 1913, and so became a priest of Brentwood Diocese on its formation in 1917. Fr Field remained at Duninow some 22 years until his retirement on account of ill-health, serving the parish of Dunmow and the Convent, Bigod's Hall.


Fr. Thomas Eastham, rector of Sr. Beuno's College, St, A,.,aph, since February, 1939, died there suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 29. Although he had been somewhat unwell for several weeks, there was ao

particular reason for anxiety, and death came as the result of a sudden heart attack.

Born in Preston on March 11, 1876, and educated at the Catholic College in that town, he entered the Society of Jesus on September 7, 1892.

He was ordained in 1910 and, finishing his studies, taught at Beaumont College for six years front 1912-1918. In September of the latter year he was appointed to the church of the Holy Name, Manchester, subsequently becoming Superior there in October, 1926, and remaining in office until October, 1933. During this period he carried to completion the plans begun by his predecessor for the cempletion of the tower of the church and the building of the new schools, which were a memorial to Fr. Bernard Vaughan, a former Superior of the Holy Name.

In November, 1933, he was installed as rector of St. Wilfrid's, Preston, and on relinquishing that office, became rector of St. 13euneas College, St. Asaph.

The Dirge was sung in the college chapel on Thursday evening and the Solemn Requiem on Friday morning. The funeral service followed at Pantesaph.


Fr. James Dwyer, who died in Providence Hospital, St. Helens, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, January 30, was in his 40th year, but had been in ill-health for some years.

He was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, on February 14, 1906, and was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool, before he joined the Society of Jesus on September 7, 1923. He studied philosophy with the German Jesuits at Valkenburg, in Holland, from 1927-30 and on his return to England spent a year in private study for a London B.A. degree, which he took in 1931. He did his teaching at St. Ignatius College, Stamford Hill. For his theology he went to Milltown Park, Dublin, the theologate of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus. There he was ordained priest on June 24, 1937, and it wes during this period that the disease which eventually carried him off first began to manifest itself.


The news of the death of John Dentozay (also known as John Morlaix) in an air crash, has been confirmed. One of the most brilliant of French air " aces," he came to St. John's College, Southsea, in 1930, and very soon acquired extraordinarily fluent English.

At the outhreak of the war in 1939, owing to his specialised knowledge of English, he was attached as liaison officer to Staff Headquarters of the R.A.F. in France. He returned to England with the R.A.F. in June, 1940, and became a Fighter-Pildt, taking part in the Battle of Britain. He rose rapidly to the rank of Wing Commander.

He frequently broadcast to the French people under the name of Morlaix, by which he became known in English circles. From 1940 to 1942, he shot down 14 German planes, and wes awarded the D.F.C. with bar, and the D.S.O.

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