JUST five months ago there
was a parish meeting at Angmcring in Sussex. The meeting decided to build it church. Last Thursday on the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, just live months later, the first Mass was said in the new church.
The church has been dedicated to Our Lady Star of the Sea. The parish priest is Fr. Guinane, and he has only 120 parishioners.
A fact not known until the site had been bought, was that it had been bought 100 years ago by the Church of England for an Angli can Church which had never been built. The previous church had been %sashed away by the sea.
On the remainder of the land, which is owned by Wing Commander Byrne. there will be built eight houses for young married people and two houses containing four fiats for the aged.
Mgr. Parker, Bishop of Northampton. Sunday: Visitation. Cromer, 10.30 a.m. Confirmation, 3.30 p.m. Tuesday: Presides at Professions, Sacred Heart Convent, Swaffham, a.m. Wednesday: Presides at annual meeting of Diocesan Child Welfare Society, Shefford. p.m. Friday, August 30: Leads Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
mgr. Rudderham, Bishop of Clifton. Friday, August 30: Sings Pontifical High Mass at St. Rose's Convent, Stroud, celebrating the centenary of the Convent's foundation, 10.30 a.m. Leaves for Lourdes with Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Mgr. Wall, Bishop of Brentwood.Wednesday : Presides and preaches at Mass at the Convent of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary at Chigwell, Essex. and receives professions, 10.30 a.m. Saturday, August 31: Presides at the election of the Reverend Mother General of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, at Chigwell, Essex, 10 a.m.
Westminster. Mass will be said on Sunday at the Village Hall, Ashwell, at 8.30 a.m.; and at the Village Hall, Breachwood Green, at 10 a.m.
Southwark.-This week the Mission will visit: Knockholt and Downe in the parish of Orpington. Mass will he said on Sunday at the Village Hall, Knockholt, at 8 a.m., and at the Village Hall, Downe. at 9.30 a.m.
Northampton. Mass wilt be said on Sunday at Brancaster Hall at 9 a.m.
Menevia. From August 24 to 25 1-r. Conroy, C.SS.R., will visit Talysarm (Mass at Walpole's) and Waun Fawr (Mass at Snowdon Ranger Y.H.); Fr. Doyle, C.SS.R.. will visit and say Mass at Brymbo and Ffrith; Fr. Maram, C.SS.R., on 25th will give a day's retreat to the Lamp Society at the Convent, Harrogate.
Shrewsbury. Mass will be said on Sunday in Grafton at 9 a.m., and in Webbscott at 11 a.m. The Mission will next week visit Norton and Cla verley.
The first church had been built by the Norfolk family but the present one costing 0,000 and seating 150 people is being paid for by the parish. The Norfolk family was represented on Thursday by Lady Rachel Davidson, sister of the Duke of Norfolk.
BENEDICTION FOR THE FIRST TIME
NOTKR Catechism and hall' day camp was held last week at Lowestoft and was attended by Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge children who cannot attend Catholic schools and who live in areas covered by the Travelling Missioner. • The Catholic Women's League ran the camp and on Sunday the children joined the National Pilgrimage to Walsingham.
The Travelling Missioner acted as Chaplain for the children to whom daily Mass was a new experience. Some had never been to Benediction before.
On the Feast of the Assumption eight Postulants received the White Veil at Nazareth House, Hammersmith, and one in the new Novitiate at Los, Angeles, California. Four Sisters 'were received to the First Profession at Hammersmith ; one Sister pronounced Final Vows. and three other Sisters in South Africa.