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Gainford St. Osmund Roman Catholic Parish

Reference: RC/Gai

Catalogue Title: Gainford St. Osmund Roman Catholic Parish

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Category: Non-Conformist Church Records

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Catalogue Description

Records of the Roman Catholic parish of Gainford,

St. Osmund, deposited on long-term loan

21 May 1996 Acc: 2374(D)

County Record Office
County Hall
DURHAM
DH1 5UL

Catalogue Contents

REGISTRATION (Ref: RC/Gai 1/1-7)

Register of baptisms, 14 January 1861 - 16 September 1894
Document format of RC/Gai 1/1


Register of baptisms, 23 July 1895 - 3 July 1914
Document format of RC/Gai 1/2


Register of baptisms, St. Peter's Hospital [Catholic orphanage in Gainford, opened 1901], 21 December 1901 - 20 August 1930
Document format of RC/Gai 1/3


Register of deaths, 8 April 1874 - 20 April 1986
Document format of RC/Gai 1/4


Index, compiled by C.J. Towers, to baptisms, 1861 - 1914, marriages and deaths, 1874 - 1921
Document format of RC/Gai 1/5


Index, compiled by C.J. Towers, to register of deaths, 1874 - 1986
Document format of RC/Gai 1/6


Certificate of registration of the Catholic Chapel, Gainford, for the solemnization of marriages, 25 March 1874
Document format of RC/Gai 1/7

Catholic Records Classification Scheme (Ref: RC/Gai 1-15)

Registration


Clergy


Church fabric and property


Parish accounts


Parish organisations


Fraternities and sodalities (including S.V.P.)


Charities


Deanery


Schools and education


Not used 11 Not used


Not used


Not used 14 Not used


Miscellaneous

(Ref: RC/Gai 2/1)

CLERGY

Confirmations


Register of confirmations, 26 October 1862 - 4 May 1953
Document format of RC/Gai 2/1

Church Notices (Ref: RC/Gai 2/2-19)

Notice book, including banns, 20 April 1901 - 4 December 1904
Document format of RC/Gai 2/2


Notice book, including banns, 11 December 1904 - 26 January 1908
Document format of RC/Gai 2/3


Notice book, including banns, 2 February 1908 - 24 November 1912
Document format of RC/Gai 2/4


Notice book, including banns, 1 December 1912 - 25 November 1917
Document format of RC/Gai 2/5


Notice book, including banns, 2 December 1917 - 26 November 1922
Document format of RC/Gai 2/6


Notice book, including banns, 3 December 1922 - 31 July 1927
Document format of RC/Gai 2/7


Notice book, including banns, 7 August 1927 - 9 April 1933
Document format of RC/Gai 2/8


Notice book, including banns, 16 April 1933 - 13 July 1941
Document format of RC/Gai 2/9


Notice book, including banns, 20 July 1941 - 25 March 1945
Document format of RC/Gai 2/10


Notice book, including banns, 20 February 1949 - 18 April 1954
Document format of RC/Gai 2/11


Notice book, including banns, 25 April 1954 - 20 January 1957
Document format of RC/Gai 2/12


Notice book, including banns, 27 January 1957 - 26 March 1961
Document format of RC/Gai 2/13


Notice book, 2 April 1961 - 22 August 1965
Document format of RC/Gai 2/14


Notice book, 29 August 1965 - 1 February 1970
Document format of RC/Gai 2/15


Notice book, including banns, 8 February 1970 - 26 November 1972
Document format of RC/Gai 2/16


Notice book, including banns, 3 December 1972 - 26 September 1977
Document format of RC/Gai 2/17


Notice book, including banns, 2 October 1977 - 2 November 1980
Document format of RC/Gai 2/18


Church notices, 23 November 1980 - 5 April 1987
Document format of RC/Gai 2/19

Mass Intentions (Ref: RC/Gai 2/20)

Mass intention book, 2 April 1966 - 25 December 1977
Document format of RC/Gai 2/20

Clergy Appointments (Ref: RC/Gai 2/21-22)

Pagella of appointment of Peter Stanley as parish priest, with covering letter from the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 1 November 1955
Document format of RC/Gai 2/21


Pagella of appointment of Vincent Duffy as parish priest, with covering letter from the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 3 March 1966
Document format of RC/Gai 2/22

Benefice (Ref: RC/Gai 2/23-25)

Letter to the Rev. G. Cayley from T. Slater, Diocesan Registrar and Secretary, informing him of the obligations of Gainford: 2 masses annually for the Rev. Thomas Witham and 2 masses annually for William Binks, deceased, 5 February 1861
Document format of RC/Gai 2/23


Notice of the creation of St. Osmund's mission and church as a fixed parish, according to the terms of Canon 216, 9 December 1918
Document format of RC/Gai 2/24


Certificate of consecration of St. Osmund's church and a principal altar enclosing the relics of SS. Modestus and Honorata, 27 May 1936 Includes: letter from the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle regarding arrangements for the ceremony, 20 May 1936
Document format of RC/Gai 2/25

Licences and dispensations (Ref: RC/Gai 2/26-28)

Licence for the blessing of the Holy Sacrament, with list of all prescribed festivals, 16 June 1894
Document format of RC/Gai 2/26


Dispensation for the marriage of first cousins, Robert Stainthorpe and Ann Raine, at Gainford, 25 August 1896
Document format of RC/Gai 2/27


Dispensation from the obligation of offering the Mass pro populo, granted to the Rev. Peter Stanley on grounds of poverty, 23 February 1956
Document format of RC/Gai 2/28

Visitations (Ref: RC/Gai 2/29)

Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle: visitation report, 20 May 1984
Document format of RC/Gai 2/29

Parish Returns (Ref: RC/Gai 2/30)

Parish register returns and status animarum, 1959 - 1964, 1980 - 1986
Document format of RC/Gai 2/30

Sarah Edleston Bequest (Ref: RC/Gai 2/31)

Copy of the will of Sarah Alice Cummings Edleston of Gainford (d. 24 January 1956), containing bequest for the augmentation of the stipend of the priest at Gainford; with schedule of properties unsold, 1956 - 1960
Document format of RC/Gai 2/31

Parish Diary (Ref: RC/Gai 2/32)

'The parish record, or diary, of the parish of St. Osmund, bishop and confessor, situated in Gainford, near Darlington, in the south west of the county palatine of Durham, and in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle', [1855 - 1965], compiled by Peter V. Stanley, parish priest, 1965 [Temporarily withdrawn on 7 June 2002]
Document format of RC/Gai 2/32

(Ref: RC/Gai 3/1-2)

CHURCH FABRIC AND PROPERTY

Faculties


Petition from Thomas Witham, priest of Gainford, to the Pope, for the grant of a faculty to erect the Stations of the Cross, following a previous grant of a privileged altar, 1855 Subscribed: grant of faculty by Fr. Vincent a Grano, Rome, 10 May 1855, with translation
Document format of RC/Gai 3/1


Faculty for the erection of a way of the Cross, issued to Thomas H. Knuckey, 14 March 1911
Document format of RC/Gai 3/2

Fabric (Ref: RC/Gai 3/3-9)

Report of repairs to church and presbytery by R. and S. Adamson, builders, of Gainford, with plan of drainage from presbytery, and letter regarding same, January - 18 February 1896 Scale of plan: 32 ft to 1 inch [1 : 384]
Document format of RC/Gai 3/3


Accounts and correspondence regarding new altar and reredos, 6 December 1897 - 29 September 1898
Document format of RC/Gai 3/4


Specification, plan, invoices and correspondence regarding installation of heating in the church, sacristy and dining room, by Messrs. Dinning and Cooke, Percy Iron Works, Newcastle, 18 January 1898 - 31 December 1900 Scale of plan: 1 : 8
Document format of RC/Gai 3/5


Accounts for new oak pulpit and minor repairs to church fabric, May 1898 - 28 December 1899
Document format of RC/Gai 3/6


Note of the inscription of 20 October 1858, which was taken out on the consecration of a new altar, 22 August 1898
Document format of RC/Gai 3/7


Quotation and invoices for the repair of stained glass windows at St. Osmund's church by Teesdale Art Glass, of Barnard Castle, with related correspondence, 12 November 1984 - 3 April 1985
Document format of RC/Gai 3/8


Invoice for silver ciborium, 3 April 1901
Document format of RC/Gai 3/9

Cemetery (Ref: RC/Gai 3/10)

Rough plan of St. Osmund's cemetery [opened 1882] showing grave spaces, n.d. [c.1900]
Document format of RC/Gai 3/10

PARISH ACCOUNTS (Ref: RC/Gai 4/1-7)

Cash day book, 1 January 1965 - 28 February 1966
Document format of RC/Gai 4/1


Cash day book, 21 March 1976 - 11 December 1977
Document format of RC/Gai 4/2


Cash day book, 25 December 1977 - 31 July 1978
Document format of RC/Gai 4/3


Cash day book, 1 October 1978 - 5 August 1979
Document format of RC/Gai 4/4


Outdoor collection book, 6 February 1956 - 27 November 1977 At front: mass intentions, 1 January 1949 - 3 November 1955 At end: list of contributions to Ecclesiastical Education Fund, 1955, 1956, 1965
Document format of RC/Gai 4/5


Offertory collection book (including some day book entries), 4 January 1981 - 28 December 1986
Document format of RC/Gai 4/6


Garden Fête account book, 1963 - 1965
Document format of RC/Gai 4/7

FRATERNITIES, SODALITIES AND CHURCH SOCIETIES (Ref: RC/Gai 6/1-6)

Rules of the Living Rosary Sodality, established May 1963
Document format of RC/Gai 6/1


Register of the Rosary Confraternity, 16 November 1899 Inserted at front: order for the institution of the confraternity, issued by the Master General of the Dominican Order, 24 October 1899 Included: list of members of the 'Eucharistic Hour', 9 June 1929, and list of persons promising to go to communion weekly, 8 September 1929
Document format of RC/Gai 6/2


Decretal for the institution of a sodality for the adoration of the Holy Sacrament, issued by the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 30 May 1929
Document format of RC/Gai 6/3


Notice of the institution of a sodality of girls [Children of Mary] at St. Osmund's church (to be recommended to the Father General of the Society of Jesus for affiliation), issued by the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 27 April 1944
Document format of RC/Gai 6/4


Order from the Society of Jesus for the institution of a congregation of women to be called B.M.V. Immaculate and St. Agnes, in St. Osmund's church, 27 December 1944
Document format of RC/Gai 6/5


Order for the institution of the confraternity of the Holy Sacrament, issued by the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, 26 November 1960
Document format of RC/Gai 6/6

MISCELLANEOUS (Ref: RC/Gai 15/1-6)

2 September 1858 Probate copy of will, 14 July 1858, of William Binks of Richmond, Yorkshire
Document format of RC/Gai 15/1


Transcript of inscription on the tombstone of Jane and William Binks (1823, 1858) in Romaldkirk churchyard, Yorkshire, copied by Fr. Knuckey, 1920
Document format of RC/Gai 15/2


Newspaper report of the funeral of Miss Elizabeth Pearson, aged 94, of Gainford, n.d. [1943]
Document format of RC/Gai 15/3


Church visitors' book, 25 December 1954 - 28 January 1955
Document format of RC/Gai 15/4


Centenary of Gainford R.C. Church, (including report reprinted from Teesdale Mercury, 4 July 1955), 1855
Document format of RC/Gai 15/5


Christopher J. Towers, St. Osmund's Gainford - a history of the church and parish, 1992
Document format of RC/Gai 15/6