Isle of Man
Dr. Downey, Archbishop of Liverpool, opened on Sunday last the new Church of the Sacred Heart at Pulrose, a district which is being developed by the Douglas Corporation as a housing estate,
At a garden fete held last week cn Doncaster Racecourse nearly £40 was taken. This is the first step in the campaign to raise £1,000 towards the cost of enlarging the senior mixed Catholic school at Roberts Road, Doncaster. The Rev. C. P. Flynn, parish priest of St. Peter's Chains, Doncaster, in opening the fête remarked that it was only two years since they had raised £1,000 for the junior school.
The Rev. M. Fitzpatrick, parish priest of St. Mary's, Glastonbury, has received another anonymous donation of 1100 towards the cost of the new church, whose foundation stone was laid recently. As a result of the sermon which he preached at Burnham-on-Sea on behalf of the new church the collection totalled £20 10s.
Captain G. E. T. Eyston, M.G., the. holder of the world's land speed record, opened a garden fete held in the grounds of the Convent High School, Herne Bay, in aid of the funds of the parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Herne Bay. Captain Eyston was mtroduced by Fr. Clement O'Shea, GP., the vicar.
The first garden fete for ten years was held last week in the grounds of the Grange. Beccles, the residence of Captain IL J. A. Throckmorton, R.N., in aid of the church funds for the installation of electric light.
Over £300 was raised at the two-day fete held in aid of the church funds, Shoeburyness. The Rev. T. Toft, parish priest of St. George's, Shoeburyness, explained that they aimed at raising £400 annually towards the building of the new church. The debt of £630 on the hall had been paid off, and a presbytery built at a cost of £1,200. There was now the new church.
A very successful two-day fete was held last week in the grounds of St. Joseph's, Branksome, in aid of the elementary school at Rossmore. The Rev. M. Coughlan, pariah priest, welcoming the Mayor of Poole, who opened the fête, said that the schools were most satisfactory and were already filled to capacity.
The Right Rev. Dom Bruno Fehrenbacher, O.S.B., Lord Abbot of Buckfast, opened a garden fete recently in the convent grounds, Torre Park, Ilfracombe, in aid of the funds to pay off the remaining debt on the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ilfracombe, which it is hoped will be consecrated in September.
It Is announced that the Ealing Town Planning Committee will raise no objection to the building of the new church, hall, school and presbytery on a five-acre site behind Church Road, Northolt, which is to be acquired from the Middlesex County Council, on condition that the plans of the buildings be submitted to them in due course.
Over £50 was raised by a fete held in the Sacred Heart College, Hastings, in aid of the new building and renovation work on the old.
Archbishop Amigo, Bishop of Southwark, formally opened the extensions to the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, Worthing. last week. The work, which has taken many months to complete, cost about £8,000, and was concerned with the lengthening of the nave to raise the accommodation from 350 to 600.
Major C. M. D. Davidson (RA.), of Giascoed, Usk, opened the garden fete and sale of work held in the grounds of St. Albanei Convent, Ponty pool, pariah. on Thursday to help reduce the debt of £8,000 which still burdens the The Rev. M. Davis, rector of St. Alban's, read a letter from His Grace the Archbishop of Cardiff, who regretted he was unable to be present as he was called to a meeting in London that day.
About £125 was raised by a garden fete held recently in the grounds of Harold House, Waltham Cross, in aid of the new church hall which is to be built at Enfield as a chapel of ease to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph, Waltham Cross. The whole cost of the building, £3,000, is now paid off except for 15.
At a garden fete held last week in the grounds of Heigham Hall Senior 'School, Norwich, in aid of the school building fund, over £150 was raised. Mgr. Canon Squirrel', parish priest, opened the fete, and there was an exhibition of paintings by artists of the parish,
On Wednesday last, August 2, Mgr. Moriarty consecrated St. Winefride's Church, Neston. On Sunday next, August 6, the Bishop will pontificate at High Mass and will preach the sermon.
The new Church of St. James the Apostle, Petts Wood, Kent, which is served from Orpington, was formally opened last week by the Rev. L. 13ovington, parish priest of Holy Innocents, Orpington. The building is a temporary church seating 300, which will later be used as a parish hall.
The White City housing estate, which was opened recently by Mr Walter Elliot, Minister of Health, will have a Catholic church, according to the plans of the contractors. The estate will eventually house 11,000, of whom 1,000 will probably be Catholics. The Churches of St. Aldan, East Acton, and the Holy Ghost, Shepherd's Bush, which at present serve the area, will be unable to cope with the new Influx.