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A Commemorative Plaque for Saint John Henry Newman at All Saints, Ulcombe

By Rachel Robinson Ulcombe Parish Council

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

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Cardinal John Henry Newman spent the summers of 1826 and 1827 staying in Ulcombe with his friend, the Rev Samuel Rickard and when the Rickard family went on holiday, Newman looked after the parish. He was canonised two years ago.

The Committee of the Friends of All Saints, Ulcombe (FASU) have decided that it would be appropriate to erect a commemorative plaque on the garden wall of Ulcombe Place by the footpath to the church to say that Newman had stayed in Ulcombe and on Sunday the 12th of December at 3pm there will be an unveiling of the plaque by The Lady Colgrain, Lord Lieutenant of Kent. This will be followed by tea in the church which is being kindly hosted by Jane and Anthony Bourne. Charles, Lord Moore of Etchingham, who is attending, will make a short speech about Cardinal Newman.

All parishioners of Ulcombe are cordially invited to this event and we do hope that as many of you as can make it along will do so!

Friends of All Saints, Ulcombe

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