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Buckden Roundabout

September 2017

St Hugh’s and Methodist Church

Catholic Church of St Hugh of Lincoln, High Street,



01480 810344


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

Sunday Masses

- Saturday evening at 6.30 pm and Sundays at

9.45 am.

Weekday Masses

- 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

10.30 am.

The Rosary

is prayed each Monday morning after the 9.30 am


Catechism Classes

for school age children each Sunday from

9.00 am in term time. Formal classes for primary age children.

Silent Adoration.

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

(01480 473444)


Angie Barnes (810102)

Bob Baxter (810092)

Carol Swepstone (810053)

Services in September

Sunday 3rd

10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Mrs. Angie Barnes

Sunday 10


10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Mr. John Green

Sunday 17th

10.30 a.m. Morning Service: Local Arrangement

6 p.m.

Evening Fellowship

Sunday 24th

10.30 a.m. Harvest Festival: Rev. Matt Finch (followed by


Activities in September

Friday 1



10 a.m.

Coffee Morning in aid of

Shoebox Appeal

Monday 11



12.30 p.m.

Study Lunch

Tuesday 12



9.30 a.m.

Quiet Time

Friday 15



12 noon

Soup and Sweet Lunch

Friday 22



10 a.m.

Coffee Morning

Tuesday 26



9.30 a.m.

Bible Study

Friday 29



10 a.m.

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.