Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mass In Saint Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham, England.



Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw College,
Durham, England,
during a Latin Mass Society Training Week 
for Priests and Servers, April 2011.
Photo: Latin Mass Society 


Fr Simon Henry has a most interesting Post on Ushaw College, Durham, on his excellent Blog 

Readers are urged to pop over and see how The Divine Mass was Celebrated at Ushaw "before the modern changes".



High Mass at Midnight,
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw College,
Durham, England.
Christmas 1962.
Available on YouTube at



Ushaw College,
Durham, England.
TV Documentary, 1961.
Available on YouTube at




High Mass,
Ushaw College,
Durham, England.
1960.
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Ushaw College and Seminary,
Ushaw, Durham,
England.
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The following Text is taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.

Ushaw College, a former Catholic Seminary and Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham, covers 400 acres in the village of Ushaw Moor, in the UK. It was Founded in 1808 by Scholars from English College, Douai, France, who had fled France after that College had been closed during The French Revolution.

Ushaw College had been affiliated with The University of Durham since 1968. Until 2011, Ushaw was the principal Roman Catholic Seminary in the North of England for the training of Catholic Priests, finally closing in 2011 due to the shortage of Vocations.



Part of Ushaw College,
Ushaw, Durham,
England.
Photo: 7 June 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: AlexD.
(Wikimedia Commons)



Saint Aloysius Chapel,
The Junior Seminary,
Ushaw College,
[Editor: The architectural rot had been allowed to begin.]
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.


The English College, Douai, France, was Founded in 1568, but was forced to leave France in 1795, following The French Revolution. Part of the College settled temporarily at Crook Hall, North-West of Durham, England. In 1804, Bishop William Gibson began to build at Ushaw Moor, four miles West of Durham.

These buildings, designed by James Taylor, were opened as Saint Cuthbert's College in 1808. There was a steady expansion, during the 19th-Century, with new buildings put up to cater for the expanding number of Clerical and Secular Students.



Our Lady of Ushaw.
Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw College, Durham.
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.



Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw College, Durham.
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.


In 1847, the newly-built Chapel, designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, was opened. This was followed by The Big Library and Exhibition Hall, designed by Joseph Hansom, inventor of The Hansom Cab, 1849-1851.

The Junior House, designed by the distinguished architect, Peter Paul Pugin, was added in 1859. Saint Cuthbert’s Chapel, designed by Dunn and Hansom, was opened in 1884, replacing an earlier one by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, which the Seminary had then outgrown.

The Refectory was designed and built by E. W. Pugin. The final development came in the Early-1960s, with the opening of a new East Wing, providing additional Classrooms and Single Bedrooms for seventy-five Students. The Main College Buildings are Grade II Listed, however, the College Chapel is Grade II* and The Chapel of Saint Michael is Grade I.



Saint Cuthbert's Chapel,
Ushaw College, Durham.
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.

The College became a Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham, in 1968. It was independent of The University, but offered Courses validated by The University, and both Church-and Lay-Students studied at The College. The Junior House closed in 1972, its younger Students being transferred to Saint Joseph's College, Upholland, Lancashire.

In 2002, The College rejected a report from The Roman Catholic hierarchy that it should merge with Saint Mary's College, Oscott, near Birmingham. However, in October 2010, it was announced that The College would close in 2011, due to the shortage of Vocations in The Roman Catholic Church, and that the site might be sold.

Following a detailed feasibility study by The College's Trustees and Durham University (and with the full support of Durham County Council and of English Heritage) during 2011, it was announced, in January 2012, that Durham Business School would temporarily relocate to The College during rebuilding of the School’s buildings in Durham.



Early Morning Mass,
The English Martyrs'
Side Chapel,
Ushaw College, Durham.
Photo: April 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Zephyrinus.


This is seen as the first step in a long-term education-based vision for the site. The University have also agreed to catalogue and archive The Ushaw Library, and inventory the other Collections, to ensure their preservation and specialist conservation, with a view to creating a proposed Ushaw Centre for Catholic Scholarship and Heritage.



Coat-of-Arms of Ushaw College,
Durham, England.
Date: 18 January 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: AlexD.

Ushaw College's Armorial Bearings are:
"Per pale dexter Argent a Cross Gules on a Canton Azure a Cross of St Cuthbert proper sinister impaling Allen Argent three Rabbits couchant in pale Sable."


Various emblems on The Shield represent The College's history and foundation, for example:

Three Coneys are from the Family Coat-of-Arms of William Allen, the founder of English College, Douai. See Three Hares;

The small Cross of Saint Cuthbert represents The College's Patron Saint (it is modelled on Saint Cuthbert's own Pectoral Cross, which is kept in The Treasury at Durham Cathedral);

The large Cross of Saint George honours The English Roman Catholic Martyrs.



Early drawing of Ushaw College,
which was designed by James Taylor (1804-1808).
This File: 5 October 2006.
User: Geologician.
(Wikipedia)


Clergy, who have trained and studied at Ushaw College, include:

Cardinal Wiseman - First Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;
Cardinal Bourne - Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;
Cardinal Hinsley - Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;
Cardinal Godfrey - Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;
Cardinal Heenan - Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster;
Cardinal Merry del Val y Zulueta - Cardinal Secretary of State;
Charles Petre Eyre - Archbishop of Glasgow;
Bishop Louis Charles Casartelli - 4th Bishop of Salford;
Bishop Hugh Lindsay - 10th Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle;
Bishop James Chadwick - 2nd Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle;
Bishop Alexander Goss - Bishop of Liverpool;
Bishop Thomas Grant - Bishop of Southwark;
Bishop Mark Davies - Bishop of Shrewsbury;
Father John Lingard - Author of The History Of England, From the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of Henry VIII;
John Furniss - An English Roman Catholic priest, known for his mission to children;
Monsignor James Nugent - was a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Liverpool;
Nicholas Rigby - was an English Roman Catholic priest and author of "The Real Doctrine of the Church on Scripture";
Constantine Scollen an Irish Roman Catholic missionary priest and outstanding linguist in Canada in the mid to late 19th century and author of "Thirty Years among the Indians of the Northwest".



The Death of St. Bede.
Note: The Monastic Clergy are wearing Surplices over their Cowls.
The original painting is at Saint Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, Durham, England.
The Death of Saint Bede - Project Gutenberg eText 16785.
From The Project Gutenberg EBook of Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days, by Emily Hickey.http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16785.
This File: 4 January 2006.
User: Tagishsimon.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Lay persons, who have studied at Ushaw College, include: 

George Goldie - 19th-Century Ecclesiastical Architect;
Alexander Martin Sullivan - Irish Lawyer and Defence Counsel in the Trial of Roger Casement;
Charles Napier Hemy -Artist & Royal Academician;
Francis Thompson - English poet;
Joseph Gillow - Author of Bibliographical Dictionary of The English Roman Catholics;
Sir William Shee - First Roman Catholic to sit as a Judge in England and Wales since the Reformation;
Paul Goggins - Labour Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East, and Junior Minister in The Northern Ireland Office;
Joseph Scott - Attorney in Los Angeles, Founder of The South-West Museum of The American Indian, Vice-President of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915);
Lafcadio Hearn - also known as Koizumi Yakumo, was an author, best known for his books about Japan;
Francis Petre - A prominent New Zealand-born architect; designed The Cathedral of The Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, New Zealand;
Peter Paul Pugin - was an English architect;
James Joseph Foy - was The Ontario Attorney General and Political figure;
Major Myles William Patrick O'Reilly - was a Roman Catholic Soldier and Politician;
Archibald Matthias Dunn - Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Architect;
Major James Gerald O'Ryan - British/Indian Army;
Charles Bruzon - Gibraltarian Government Minister and Curate.

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