Places of interest connected with the life of St Thomas More will be visited by the Westminster Catholic Parents' Association when they hold their fifth annual pilgrimage in honour of their patron oil September 9.
!Udine Heenan gave a cup for the children s section at a flower show and festival field day held on Saturday at St, Mary's School. Horsforth.
A cheque for E325 was given by parishioners of St. Ann's, Bradford, to Fr. W. MeCiestigan, who has been transferred to St. Marie's, Sheffield.
Er. Cyril Horspool, parish priest or the Sacred Heart Church, Bourne, Lines, has retired owing to ill health.
The Westminster diocesan ACTU will hold its annual delegate conference on November 24, and its day of recollection on November 11. Inquiries should be addressed to Mr. K. T. McKensie, 4 Sumarit Road, Northolt, Middlesex.
Fr. Gerald Vann
Fr. Gerald Vann, 0.P., is leaving this weekend for a lecture tour of the United States. He will be away four or five months.
On the day his brother, Fr. Frederick Towers, died on Friday, the Rev. Dr. Edward Towers, of Ushaw College, Durham, learned of his own appointment as an honorary Canon of Walnut' and Newcastle.
"The Catholic Church, Kells, Whitehaven," is the new address for Fr. P. Lyon and Fr. A. Raker. They have moved from a council house to a new presbytery next to the church.
Bomb damage at St. Mary's Church, Swinton, is being repaired at a cost of £3,900.
President of the New York Library Association, Miss Helen Mahar. a Catholic, recently awarded a year's Fulbright Scholarship. is to study the library systems in England, Scotland and Wales.
A site for a new church has been chosen in the Three Bridges area of Crawley New Town, Sussex.
A bronze bead of Er. F. C. Clayton, O.S.B., parish priest of Cleator, who opened the town's Festval of Britain show. is the principal exhibit of a Whitehaven exhibition of the works of Ernest Pascoe.
The Pugln-designed church of St. Begh, Whitehaven, is soon to have a grotto built in the grounds by Fr. T. B. Minney, 0.S.B., who already has an aviary with several rare and beautiful birds.
University scholarships have been awarded to G. J. Lyall, of the Xaverian College, Mancheeicr, and W. Oldtield. of the De La Salle College, Pendleton.
An inspector in the Salford city police until his retirement some years ago. Mr. George Neary, a parishioner of All Souls', Weaste, Salford, died on Saturday. Fr Joseph Ncary, of Leicester, is his son.
Shell case tabernacle
A tabernacle with shell-cases as pillars has been made by Poles for the church at Grange-over-Sends.
The new church at Denham was to have been opened last Sunday but the ceremony has been postponed until Sunday, September 23. Bishop Parker will offer the first Mass.
Tribute to the pioneer work of Rev. Mother Rose, former Superior of the Franciscan Convent, "Bethlehem." at Copthorne, Sussex. and now Mother General, was paid by Fr. Camillus, 0.E.M., Cap.. when she was presented with a cheque for £25.
To raise 11,000 to renovate his church and school, Canon Patrick O'Connell, of Leeds, the only parish priest Si. Anthony's has had in 43 years, has asked his people to double the £20 a week parish "pool."
Mgr. Cyril Taylor was the special preacher on Sunday at St. Mary's, Douglas, Isle of Man.
Catholic Herald cup
The finals in the Liverpool and District C.Y.M.S. Bowling League competition for THE CATHOLIC HERALD Cup will be played tomorrow (Saturday) on South Park, Bootle, starting at 2.30 p.m.
The Leeds Irish Club, whose premises arc close to the Briggate site of Leeds' first post-Reformation Catholic Church (1791) now has 312 members,
Irish workers have enabled the Lincs. flax harvest to be completed in record time. in spite of poor weather.
A set of white Mass vestments has been presented to St. John's, Banbury, in memory of Miss Louise Hall, a parishioner who died recently.
Hugh Smith, Catholic holder of the Northern Area lightweight championship, has emigrates! to Canada with his wife and family. He began boxing as a schoolboy with St. Hilda's, Sunder
lan 88-year-old Med.
. John Hughes, . John Hughes, parishioner of St. Benet s parish, Beeeles. Suffolk, has just resigned the office of secretary of the &axles district of the National Deposit Friendly Society, after 32 scars' service.