Other publications

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Bishop Leyburn's Confirmation Register of 1687

Edited by J. A. Hilton, A. J. Mitchinson, Barbara Murray and Peggy Wells.

Bishop Leyburn's confirmation register of 1687 is a unique document, listing the names of the people whom he confirmed on a tour which took him from London to the Northern heartlands of English Catholicism and back again through the Midlands. It provides, therefore, a picture of the English Catholic community when, after a century of persecution, it emerged under the Catholic King James II into a brief ascendancy, which was followed by another century of persecution.

This edition was published in 1997 and is now out of print.


 UPHOLLAND COLLEGE: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Priestly Training (PDF)

by Peter Doyle, a former student and teacher at the College.

This book was published in the summer of 2018 and is now out of print.

Please note that it is a big file - approximately 22 MB.


Lingard's Hornby (PDF of scanned document)

Lingard's Hornby (Searchable, unchecked PDF)

An essay by J. A. Hilton, first published in Catholic Englishmen, Essays presented to the Rt. Rev. Brian Charles Foley, Bishop of Lancaster in 1984.


John Lingard (1771-1851), priest at Hornby in Lonsdale (1811-51), eminent historian, and leading campaigner for the restoration of the English hierarchy.

Found Worthy (PDF)

A Biographical Dictionary of the Secular Clergy of the Archdiocese of Liverpool (Deceased), 1850-2000
by Brian Plumb

Raising St Walburge's (PDF)

‘We will build as far as we have the means’: Raising Saint Walburge’s, 1850 to 1866 by Tom Smith. The story of the building of St Walburge's church in Preston, Lancs.