Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Golden Jubilee for Horley Parishioners

History of English Martyrs, Horley
John Scott Cree from Horley Parish reports:
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the English Martyrs, Horley. As well as special events for the jubilee weekend of 22/23 September, the parish is publishing a 40-page history of the church (see picture, above) on the Feast of the English Martyrs, 4 May.

This book surveys the history of the parish of Horley from pre-Reformation times to the return of Catholic worship to Horley at the beginning of the 20th Century. It describes the subsequent development and growth of the new parish.

As well as extracts from Diocesan archives and local newspapers, the history relies on oral contributions from parishioners. There are descriptions of the periods covered by each visiting missionary and incumbent priest until 2012, focusing in particular on the efforts to build the present church.

Generously illustrated with archive and personal photographs, this book offers a series of enjoyable memories, as well as an insight into the ongoing efforts of a small but dedicated band of people to ensure a life of Faith in Horley.

The history costs £5.00 plus £1.50 postage from sylvia@worthen.plus.com

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