Good News for the East Midlands


We would like to announce the publication of the new book compiled by Canon Anthony Dolan, entitled Good News for the East Midlands, which will become an important part of the archival history of the Catholic Church in the East Midlands. From the back of the book, the following:

"This book outlines the history of Christianity in the English East Midlands (including Lincolnshire) from its beginnings in the fourth century until the Reformation in the sixteenth. From this point onwards, it deals specifically with the story of Catholic Christianity leading to the establishment of the Diocese of Nottingham in 1850. Brief biographies of the Bishops of Nottingham are followed by accounts of each of the parishes of the diocese; these take up the major part of the book. In addition to the diocesan (or secular) clergy, the diocese has been served, at various times, by members of some fifty Religious Congregations of men and women. An outline of their origins, specific charisms and work in the diocese leads onto a consideration of the Saints and other holy people connected with the Diocese of Nottingham. The post-World-War-Two era has seen many significant developments, and some of these are now listed."

If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, please find attached to this page a copy of the pre-order form. The retail price of the book is £20, with a reduction to £16 on orders made by parish offices. Orders may be mailed, marked “for the attention of Carla Brown” and with cheques made payable to “Retired Priests Appeal”, and sent to Retired Priests Appeal Office, Holy Trinity Presbytery, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU.