Booking Form for MCHS visit to Tenbury Wells & Burford, 25 May 2022

We have now established the programme for our visit to Tenbury Wells and Burford, Worcestershire, on 25 May 2022:

10am Mass at Sacred Heart, Tenbury, 10.30am Coffee and AGM,
11.15am Visit to St Michael and All Angels, 12.45pm Buffet Lunch at the Fountain Inn,
2.15pm Visit to St Mary’s, Burford, 3.30pm Departure.
Cost: £18 per head to include coffee and buffet lunch

Bookings to Vincent Burke no later than 18 May 2022.
Click here for the Booking Form
Click here for brief information on All Angels and St Mary’s, Burford

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History Day at Harvington Hall – 3 May 2022

The Birmingham Diocese History and Archives Commission is organising a History Day to be held at Harvington Hall, Kidderminster, DY10 4LR on 3rd May 2022. Harvington Hall is famed for its priest holes. This link will bring you to the page detailing the programme and booking information.

If you experience any problems please let me know and I shall try to deal with them – Vincent Burke.

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Visit to Oulton Abbey, Wednesday 18 August 2021

We are delighted to be able to begin a programme of visiting again. We hope you will join us on our forthcoming visit to Oulton Abbey in Staffordshire.

Please CLICK HERE for the booking form for the visit plus the lunch menu at the Wheatsheaf Inn. All necessary precautions will be taken to minimise any health hazards during the visit.  The fee for the visit will cover the cost of a main dish at the Inn. When you return your booking form and cheque please also indicate your choice of meal so that I can forward the details to the pub in advance – this will allow them to deal with a large group of people without too much delay. Any other items you want from the menu (desserts, coffee etc) are not covered by the visit fee.

The morning part of the visit will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Society which should not take more than about fifteen minutes. A copy of the accounts for 2020 are attached, plus a nomination form for the election of officers.

The community of Benedictine sisters no longer resides at the Abbey – which is now a nursing home. But a number of areas of the Abbey can still be visited, including the grade II listed E. W. Pugin chapel.

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Henry I and His Abbey by Lindsay Mullaney

Members may be interested in the latest publication from Lindsay Mullaney on Henry 1 and Reading Abbey – details attached. Anyone who may in the past have attended talks/presentations by John and Lindsay Mullaney will know that they can look forward to a lively and entertaining, as well as scholarly, read.

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Sacred Heart, Aston, Birmingham

The Society had a very enjoyable visit, hosted by Fr Stephen Pimlott, to his two churches – St Joseph’s Nechells and the Sacred Heart Aston – on 7 March. The interior decoration of the Sacred Heart is stunning and members who were unable to come on the visit should take an opportunity to see it for themselves. The church has recently undergone major work on the roof costing almost half a million pounds. Some of that sum is still to be paid and so if any member would like to make a donation please follow this link and click on to ‘giving’

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The Building of the Fortress

English Town Catholics – from the Relief Acts to the Restoration of the Hierarchy.                On Saturday October 13, 2018, at Newman University there will be a meeting of historians working in this field. Professor Mullet of Lancaster University will preside and talk about Welsh town Catholics and other presentations will include Liverpool, Newcastle on Tyne, the West Midlands. It will be open to everyone with an interest in Catholic history. In the first instance please contact Dr. Marie Rowlands –

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