Other Publications

 In May 2018, the Society published

Upholland College: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Priestly Training

by Dr Peter Doyle,

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 Dr Doyle is a former student and teacher at the College and the author of Mitres & Missions in Lancashire: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Liverpool 1850-2000.

The book was free to members of the Society, and is available to non-members at £14 per copy, including postage and packing.

Order form

Non-members should download this order form, complete it and send it with a cheque for £14 to:

Hon Treasurer

11 Tower Hill



L39 2EE



Over the years the Society has published a number of publications which we aim to make available to our members in PDF format.

Sample publications

The following publications are made available to the general public as samples of the Society's publications.

Catholic Family Historian's Handbook (PDF)

by Allan Mitchinson

Arundel to Zabi (PDF)

A Biographical Dictionary of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales (Deceased) 1623-2000
by Brian Plumb.


From the Fylde to Rome: Two Essays on the Life and Influence of William Allen (2002) (PDF)

by J. A. Hilton

Originally given as lectures on the four hundredth anniversary of Cardinal Allen’s death in 1994.

- ‘The Catholic Fylde’ is a history of Catholicism in the Fylde from the Elizabethan Reformation to the twentieth century.

- 'William Allen’s Rome’ describes the liturgical music and the architectural setting of the churches of Rome during the time of Allen’s residence there.


Other Publications available to members only

Here is a list of other available publications. To view links to PDFs for all these publications or find out about becoming a member, click here

Lingard's Hornby (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