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There was a large gathering of Roman Catholics at Prior Park, near Bath, last week, on the occasion of the opening of a new collegiate church. The building is pronounced to be the most perfect model of a Roman Basilica existing in England. The opening ceremony was conducted by the Hon. and Right Rev. W.H. Clifford, D.D., Bishop of Clifton. At the termination of the service a luncheon took place in the college and the Bishop of Clifton, who presided, was presented with a cheque for 900, in commemoration of his Lordship's silver jubilee as Bishop of the diocese. Lord Arundel of Wardour was one of the speakers.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.70