Wednesday, June 10, 2015

At a recent meeting of the LOGS...

...the Ladies Ordinariate Group, the speaker was Fr Nicholas Schofield, who told us about Fr William Lockhart, friend of Bl John Henry Newman, and a remarkable London priest whose generosity and efforts brought back the ancient church of St Etheldreda's, Ely Place, into full use in the Catholic Church.

Fr Nicholas' book on Fr Lockhart, which he's holding in this pic,  is a good read, and brings alive the events and activities of the Catholic Church in mid-Victorian London.

Incidentally, Fr Lockhart is a distant relative of the Bogles...

St Etheldreda's is a popular church, which served for many years as the Guild Church of The Keys, the Catholic Writers' Guild...a plaque in the crypt commemorates this.

On Friday, I am speaking at Fr Nicholas' parish in Uxbridge, on "Celebrating Feasts and Seasons". All welcome - come and join in!

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