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The history of All Souls Church and Parish, Peterborough

A list of publications and photocopies of articles available.

Most of the following can be obtained from Peterborough Central Library, or from Mr Peter Waszak, Church archivist (contact via the parish office)

All of the following are taken from the Peterborough Local History Society Magazine.

William Wilkinson Wardell and the Roman Catholic Chapel in Queen St, Peterborough.' - Oct 1992 Issue number 2.

‘One Hundred Up: Catholic Schools in Peterborough’ Issue No 3 March 1993

‘Henry Hammond (1849-1910) Peterborough Builder and Contractor’ Issue No 4 October 1993.

The Elwes Hall the early years Part 1 Issue No 5 March 1994, Part 2 Issue No 6 October 1994, ‘The Elwes Hall: a return visit’ Issue No 7 March 1995.

‘The Roman Catholic Church of St. Oswald, King & Martyr, Walton’ Part 1 Issue No 7 March 1995, Part 2 Issue No 8 October 1995, Part 3 Issue No 9 March 1996.

‘All Souls Centenary’ Issue No 10 March 1996.

‘Catholic Men’s Club’ Part 1 Issue No 12 October 1998, Part 2 Issue No 13 March 1999, Part 3 Issue No 14 October 1999.

‘All Souls Church Bell’ Issue No 15 March 1999.

‘Cary Elwes Concerts’ Issue No 16 October 1999.

‘Kings Cliffe: The Catholic Connection’ Special Millennium Edition 2000.

‘The Catholic Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.’ Issue No 18 December 2000.

‘The Abbeyfields Project: Proposals for Catholic Secondary Education in Peterborough in the early 1950s’ Part 1,Issue No 19 March 2001, Part 2 Issue No 20 October 2001.

‘German POW Adolph Schragle’ Part 1, Issue No 22 October 2002, ‘Memories of a German POW: In conclusion’ Part 2, No 23 March 2003.

‘All Souls Roman Catholic Church Subsidence Problems 1896-2010’.Part One. Issue No 39 March 2011, Part 2, Issue No 40 October 2011.

‘Migrants in Peterborough: St Peter and All Souls RC Church Parish Developments since 1945’.Part 1’ Issue No 41 March 2012, Part 2, No 42 October 2012, Part 3, No 43 March 2013, Part 4, Issue No 44 October 2013, Part 5, Issue No 45 March 2014.

‘An Italian in the Peterborough Brickyards in the 1950s’ Issue No 46 October 2014.

    By Peter Waszak:

    1. 'Roman Catholic Schools in Peterborough: a history' Peterborough Arts Council 1984 (out of print)
    2. 'The Revival of the Roman Catholic Church in Peterborough c1793-1910', published in 'Peterborough's Past', volume 3, the Journal of the Peterborough Museum Society 1988
    3. 'The Parish Archives of All Souls Church Peterborough' Catholic Archives No 11 1991
    4. 'King's Cliffe - the Catholic Connection', published in 'Northamptonshire Past and Present' (no 53) 2000
    5. 'The Golden Ball Chapel at King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire.' Midland Catholic History (no 8) 2001
    6. 'St Peter and All Souls Catholic Church - The First 100 Years 1896-1996' 1996 Available from All Souls Church £3.00

    Publications by other authors, which contain information about the Catholic church in Peterborough:

    1. 'Catholic Devotion in Victorian England' by Mary Heimann - pub: Clarendon Press Oxford 1995
    2. 'Held in Trust' A history of Catholic Parishes in England & Wales 1900 - 1950 by June Rockett -Salut Austin Press. 2001 £9.95
    3. Margaret Osborne ‘An Enduring Legacy’: The Apostolic ministry of the Cary-Elwes of Great Billing 1865-1965. This has sections on Peterborough in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Available from The Presbytery, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, 1 Elews Way, Great Billing, Northampton, NN3 9EA Price £5.00.

    Catholic History Society


    ​Gift Aid - April 2021 – March 2022

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    New Tax Year - Gift Aid Boxes 6th April 2021 – 6th April 2022

    Gift Aiders, please pick up your box for the New tax year if able to do so. You can either pick your box after Mass at the weekends from the priests or pick up during the week from the Administrator who will be in the Sacristy after weekday Masses. I have a list of names and either myself or a priest will allocate you a box (sequential order), it will not be the same number box as you had the previous tax year. If you are not on the list we will take your name and contact number and call you.

    Please inform the office of any changes of names and addresses also If you have changed to a direct debit payment or intend to as we will need to change your payment method. Please do not use the old 2020-21 envelopes as you will be allocated a new box number and this will cause confusion. Please pick up your new box and use from 11th April 2021. Thank you!

    VERY IMPORTANT: If your circumstances have changed and you are no longer paying tax you must inform the parish office the date you stopped paying so we can amend our records and take you off the gift aid register. Unless we are informed by yourselves we will still claim tax on your behalf so it is very important that you inform the office if you have stopped paying tax immediately

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