ROME According to a Central News report dated Wednesday, October 6, His Holiness the Pope has approved a scheme for the erection of a new church in the centre of the area where the 1941 World Exhibition will be staged in Rome.
The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, will be 250 feet high and will be surmounted by a dome similar to that of St. Peter's. Tivoli stone will be used in its building and marble for the interior.
It is hoped the church will be completed for the opening of the Exhibition.
SWANSEA The jubilee of the opening of St. Joseph's Church, Swansea, was celebrated recently by a solemn high Mass said by the rector of St. Joseph's, Canon Mooney, comm archiepiscopo.
In addition to Mgr. Mostyn, Archbishop of Cardiff, a large gathering of clergy assisted in the celebrations, at which the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Alderman 0. C. Purnell, and Mrs. Purnell, with other civic dignitaries, were also present.
Mgr. W. T. Cotter, Bishop of Portsmouth, in his Rosary Sunday Pastoral letter reveals that a more central site for a permanent church has been secured at Fawley, Hampshire,
This church will serve Hythe, and is made possible by the generous benefactions of those who have hitherto granted facilities for public Masses in the houses.
On Monday of last week, the feast of St. Teresa of Lisieux, Mgr. B. Griffin, auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, and Administrator of Fr. Hudson's Homes, laid the foundation stone of the new Memorial Church to Fr. Hudson, at present being erected at CoIeshill, Birmingham.
The church which, when finished, will seat six hundred persons, is to replace the present village church, seating only two hundred. It is to be dedicated to the Sacred Heart and St. Teresa of Lisieux.
HES WELL The plans for the new church at Heswell, near Chester, in the Wirral peninsular, have been submitted to, and approved by, the local district council, LOSTOCK
On Sunday, October 16, Mgr. T. V. Marshall, Vicar-General of Salford, will open the recently completed church hall in the new parish of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Lostock, near Manchester.
The hall is the permanent Parish Hall and temporary church, and seats 300. The foundation stone was laid as recently as June 4 and the parish was only opened in February of this year. The Rev. Thomas Faulkner is the priest-in-charge.
SOUTHWARK Pastoral for Rosary Sunday, issued by Mgr. Peter Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark, reviewing progress in the diocese lists: two new churches opened, one foundation stone laid, extensions to six other churches, eight new church halls, five churches redecorated, six sites for new churches, eight new presbyteries built, and the debts paid on two existing churches, since October 2, 1937, PURLEY
Mgr. Peter Amigo, Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark, on Saturday last, October 8, laid the foundation stone of the new Church of St. John the Baptist at Dale Road, Purley, Surrey.
The new church, which is to cost £7,000, will seat about 400, and replaces a converted summer-house which accommodated only one hundred.
WOOLSTON Mgr. W. T. Cotter, Bishop of Portsmouth, blessed and laid the foundation stone of the new church of St. Patrick, at Woolston, near Southampton.
The new church which, with an adjoining presbytery, is to cost £12,000, will seat 400 persons.
The whole cost will be met from the bequest and accumulated interest of Mr. Anthony Adams, who died twenty years ago. The parish priest at Woolston is the Rev. J. E. Hayes.