St Hugh’s and Methodist Church
Catholic Church of St Hugh of Lincoln, High Street,
In the pastoral care of the Claretian Missionaries:
Fr. Chris Newman cmf
Fr. Angel Ochagavia cmf
Fr. Peter Wareing cmf
Fr. Paul Peter Alphonse cmf
- Saturday evening at 6.30 pm and Sundays at
- Monday to Saturday at 9.30 am in the Lady
Morning and Evening Prayer
Monday to Saturday at 9.15 am
and 5.45pm in the Lady Chapel.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
every Saturday from 10.00 to
is prayed each Monday morning after the 9.30 am
for school age children each Sunday from
9.00 am in term time. Formal classes for primary age children.
There is half an hour of silent adoration be-
fore the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday following the 9.30
am Mass and ending with Benediction at 10.30 am.
Would any newcomers to the Village who are Catholics
please let Fr. Chris Newman know their contact details
Buckden Methodist Church
Rev. Paul Beard
Angie Barnes (810102)
Bob Baxter (810092)
Carol Swepstone (810053)
Services in September
10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Mrs. Angie Barnes
10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Mr. John Green
10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Local Arrangement
10.30 a.m. Harvest Festival: Rev. Matt Finch (followed by
Activities in September
Coffee Morning in aid of
Soup and Sweet Lunch
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Six Bells, a Bishop, a Queen and two Dukes (1500-1551)
Part 6 in the story of Buckden Church, celebrating the 800
anniversary of William de Bugden, our first recorded priest in 1217.
Readers may be puzzled that, in our articles celebrating the 800
anniversary of St. Mary’s first recorded priest, William in 1217,
we have not given more space to the vicars that followed. The reason for this is that their names lack detail and they were
often of an ordinary background, making them difficult to trace in historic records. We know more of those from the 18
tury onwards and they will be noted later. A good, but incomplete, list can be found at:
Our earliest (Catholic) bell dates to c1510, when it was cast by Thomas Bullisdon of London; its Latin inscription translates as
‘Saint Katherine Pray for Us’, and it may have been subscribed for by the guild worshiping in the north aisle mentioned last
month. The belfry houses six bells, made in 1510, 1627, 1654, 1779, 1790 and 1997, the last for the celebration of the new Mil-
lenium bell frame. They are still rung every week and for weddings etc.
Henry VIII appointed Thomas Wolsey as Bishop of Lincoln in 1514, and he stayed at Buckden’s new palace. Simultaneously,
Wolsey began construction of Hampton Court Palace and was made Lord Chancellor the following year. Queen Katherine of
Aragon was held in Buckden palace under house arrest by Henry in 1533, but had access to the village and no doubt prayed in
St. Mary’s, with the newly appointed vicar, Henry White MA.
Henry White was still vicar in 1551 and would have presided over the hasty burials of two Dukes of Suffolk. Staying at the pal-
ace, the older Duke, Henry Brandon, aged 15 died on 14
July, and his younger brother Charles became Duke. Unfortunately,
Charles had also contracted the same English sweating sickness and died twenty minutes later, making his the shortest-lived
peerage on record.