Tonight at 7.30pm we have the first in a series of talks on matters of Catholic interest to be given during Lent. The programme so far is:
12th February: Terry Middleton, a local historian and genealogist, will talk on the Northern Rising of 1569.
19th February: Fr David Milburn, author of a history of Ushaw College and until recently chairman of the North East Catholic History society will talk about Ushaw (which this year is celebrating its bi-centenary).
26th February: Ian Graham the director of the Schola Gregoriana of Northumbria will give a talk entitled: More than One Line: The Development of Polyphony in Liturgical Music 1300-1600.
4th March: Mike Collins, a local representative for Aid to the Church in Need will talk about the history of that organisation and the life of its founder Fr Werenfried van Straaten.
11th March: Dorothy Allen, member of the Schola Gregoriana of Northumbria and former pupil of Dr Mary Berry, on `The place of the psalms in Christian life`.