The news that St. Anthony of Padua, the beautiful Catholic Church in Rye’s Watchbell Street, was about to close came like a bolt out of the blue to Rye’s Catholic community. Continue reading Editorial March 2015
By Noel C. A. Care.
More Buildings and Games.
There were other buildings which found their way into our games. Brought up, as we were, in a town full of old buildings, we took little notice of them unless they affected us.There were two in Mermaid Street that became, even if only by implication, part of our games. Continue reading A Rye Childhood – Part 1
James (Jim) Duffy passed away at the Conquest Hospital on November
30. He was a well known character in the town, cycling around in his
familiar hat going to and from his numerous gardening jobs. Continue reading James Duffy
Vocal parts of a lost Mass, written for the Catholic Church in Rye by the composer John Bath, have been found a week after his own Requiem was held there. A significant figure in both the church, where he was choirmaster and organist in the 1940s and 1950s, and the Rye Singers, he wrote hundreds of pieces, the Mass of St. Anthony of Padua being Opus 467; it was found by Sheila Miller who remembered it in the days after his funeral. A search is now on for the part scored for the organ. Continue reading John Bath, Composer and Conductor, 1915-2004