Item 14 - Travelling Altar - Northampton Travelling Mission

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GB ARCHON 2913 MIS-07-14


Travelling Altar - Northampton Travelling Mission


  • 8 April 1965 (Creation)

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Case, with drawer, containing Altar, Altar Stone (with relics) and storage space for items for Mass (only 4 candles left)

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1956: ordained
1959-1975: Northampton Travelling Mission
1975: Parish Priest in Diss
2003: retired from Diss
2015: died

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Fr Martin Fears, Brandon, deposited the Travelling Mission Altar & stand

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RCDEA Archive

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Case with drawer; carrying handles (note glued inside: "This altar and all its equipment is the property of the Northampton Diocesan Travelling Mission")
Certificate of Consecration: "This altar stone, containing the relic of S. Bonifacii M., and S. Felicissisi M., was consecrated by the Rt. Rev H Gibney, Vicar General, delegated by His Lordship the Bishop Of Southwark. Date: 8 April 1968 Signature: H Gibney VG"
Altar Stone - white marble; 5 inscribed crosses; circular marble plug where relics inserted
Equipment: 4 candles; no other items

21 March 2022: Relics removed from altar stone and are to be placed in the new altar in SJB Chapel of the Blessed Blood for consecration later in the month by Bishop A Hopes.

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811mm x 254mm x 454mm

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images: taken within RCDEA Archive
image 1: oblique view of unopened case; image 2: (with this record) case opened out; image 3: view inside the case; image 4: Note of ownership; image 5: altar stone; image 6: altar stone and Certificate of Consecration

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