Exhibition of Fr Thomas Byles and The Titanic: Sunday 6th May 2018 10:30am to 5pm

ST. HELEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CHIPPING ONGAR – In conjunction with the first Ongar Town Festival, is having an exhibition on the Titanic and the canonisation of Father Thomas Byles, a former priest of our lovely Catholic Church in Ongar, on Sunday 6th May from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Why not visit our beautiful little church where Fr Byles had presided as Parish Priest from 1905 until his fateful death on 14th April 1912 while sailing on the infamous ship, the Titanic? Come and learn more about Father Byles and read about how we have started the process leading (hopefully) to his canonisation as a Saint. See the stained-glass window and the wooden door that are dedicated to his bravery and personal sacrifice on that fateful voyage. Just look for the driveway to the right of the Fire Station and venture up the path to the entrance to the Church. There, you will find a friendly smile and warm welcome waiting for you. Refreshments will be served in the courtyard (weather permitting) or in the church. We look forward to seeing you at St. Helen’s Church and in sharing our wonderful heritage in Ongar with the wider community.

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