Bernard’s Problem Page



Bernard Clark will comment on any problem you may have – and certainly make it sound worse Send problems, moans, criticisms or comments to jim- and they will be forwarded to Bernard for his judgement. and advice Continue reading Bernard’s Problem Page

Papal Medals for Rye Parishioners

By Royston Godwin

Two parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church in Rye were awarded “Bene Merenti” medals on behalf of the Pope at a special Moss on Monday 4 October, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The investiture was carried out by the Right Rev. Kieran Conry, Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. Continue reading Papal Medals for Rye Parishioners

John Bath, Composer and Conductor, 1915-2004

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