Ushaw College Administration: Chapel Records
Introduction
Administrative History
Contents
Arrangement
Related material - here
Ushaw College Administration: Photographic Material
Bibliography

Catalogue
1. Officers' Records
(a) Deacon and Subdeacon
(b) Master of Ceremonies
(c) Prefect of the Sacristan
(d) Choirmaster
(e) Organist
(f) Thurifter
(g) Acolyte
2. Services
3. Relics
4. Church Music

Reference code: GB-0298-UC/AF
Title: Ushaw College Administration: Chapel Records
Dates of creation: 1756-2011
Extent: 6 boxes
Held by: Ushaw College Library
Language: English and Latin

Administrative History

The chapels at Ushaw College, and the associated religious ceremonies and services that occurred in them, were central both to the training of the seminarian and the role of the college as, fundamentally, a religious institution. A number of chapels were built for a variety of different purposes, including St. Joseph's, Holy Family, St Charles's, St Michael's, English Martyrs (War Memorial), St Thomas's (Wilkinson Memorial), St Pius X's, Douai Martyrs, and St Aloysius Chapel (for the Junior Seminary students). The largest, and most central to the religious life of Ushaw College, is St. Cuthbert's Chapel. Originally a Pugin chapel built in 1847, it was replaced by the present one which was designed by Dunn and Hansom and completed in 1884. All the major services, including masses, ordinations, and certain public ceremonies (including episcopal consecrations), took place in this chapel.

Contents

Papers, mostly relating to services and ceremonies in St Cuthbert's Chapel, including records of various officers (master of ceremonies and sacristans); records of the services (mass books and printed orders of service); and some modern music records for church services. There is also a series of records relating to the relics at Ushaw College, including authentication statements and correspondence highlighting provenance.

Accession details

Records transferred to the archive holdings when no longer in use.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from ushaw.library@durham.ac.uk and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

1. Officers' Records
2. Services
3. Relics
4. Church Music

Related material - here

Ushaw College Administration: Building Records UC/AD1 and UC/AD2/3: Building records relating to the chapel buildings

Ushaw College Administration: Photographic Material

UC/AJ: Photographs, slides and negatives of the interior and exterior of the chapels at Ushaw College (throughout the collection)

Bibliography

Milburn, David, A history of Ushaw College: a study of the origin, foundation and development of an English Catholic seminary with an epilogue 1908-1962 (Ushaw College: Durham, 1964)


Catalogue

1. Officers' Records
Reference: UC/AF1
(a) Deacon and Subdeacon
Reference: UC/AF1/1
UC/AF1/1/1   [?1966]
Deacon's rule book
1 volume
UC/AF1/1/2   [?1966]
Subdeacon's rule book
1 volume
(b) Master of Ceremonies
Reference: UC/AF1/2
UC/AF1/2/1   [?1922 - 1966]
President’s Master of Ceremonies rule books and guides
4 volumes & 1 file
UC/AF1/2/2   1948 - 2011
Master of Ceremonies notes of guidance for office holders in special services
3 files
(c) Prefect of the Sacristan
Reference: UC/AF1/3
UC/AF1/3/1   [1850] - [early 20th century]
Sacristans’ guides
4 volumes
UC/AF1/3/2   1946 – 1964
Record book of candle stock for the chapels, including dimensions of candle, current stock, usage, and numbers ordered and received
1 volume
UC/AF1/3/3   22 May – 20 July 1959
Correspondence between Vanpoulles Ltd and Ushaw College concerning the replacement of the Stations of the Cross in the Junior Chapel
1 file
UC/AF1/3/4   [1990 x 2001]
Sacristy papers, mostly instructional notes on duties and responsibilities for various services
1 file
(d) Choirmaster
Reference: UC/AF1/4
UC/AF1/4/1   1876 – 1967
Choirmasters’ guide
1 volume
UC/AF1/4/2   February 1952
Notebook entitled “The Ceremonies of the Chorister”
1 file
(e) Organist
UC/AF1/5   [early 20th century]
Record of services for the organist at Ushaw College
1 volume
(f) Thurifter
UC/AF1/6   [early 20th century] - [?1966]
Thurifter's rule book and guidance notes
1 file and 1 volume
(g) Acolyte
UC/AF1/7/1   [early 20th century] - 1961
Acolytes rule books
2 volumes
UC/AF1/7/2   2003
Papers relating to the Institution of Acolytes mass service at Ushaw College
1 file
2. Services
Reference: UC/AF2
UC/AF2/1   [1840] - 1957
Mass obligation record book for masses to be said by superiors of Ushaw College for deceased members of notable Catholic families (Eyre, Anderton, Seymour, Riddell etc.)
Includes loose-leaf list of Gibson Family masses, 1898
2 volumes
UC/AF2/1a   1904/05 - 1978/79
Presidents' Obligation Mass Book, with index
1 file
UC/AF2/2/1-23   [?1796] - 1967
Language:  Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
Rota of the ministri (usually the younger students) involved in the celebration of Masses in the College during the following week. Known as “the Hebdom books”, the rota for the following week was read out every Saturday in the refectory before lunch.
23 volumes
UC/AF2/2/1   [?1796] - [?1805]
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
Entries for services at Crook Hall
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
Loose papers filed separately
1 volume
Size: 120 x 190 mm
UC/AF2/2/2   [January] 1806 - [28 October] 1810
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
Entries for services at Crook Hall (1806-1808) and Ushaw College (1808-1810)
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 130 x 210 mm
UC/AF2/2/3   [4 November] 1810 - [4 February] 1821
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 140 x 210 mm
UC/AF2/2/4   [11 February] 1821 - [26 May] 1824
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 130 x 190 mm
UC/AF2/2/5   2 June 1824 - [?1 March] 1829
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 200 x 120 mm
UC/AF2/2/6   [8 March] 1829 - [22 December] 1833
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 130 x 200 mm
UC/AF2/2/7   [29 December] 1833 - 3 November 1838
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 120 x 190 mm
UC/AF2/2/8   [11 November] 1838 - [17 July] 1844
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 140 x 210 mm
UC/AF2/2/9   24 July 1844 - [2 December] 1849
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 140 x 210 mm
UC/AF2/2/10   [9 December] 1849 - [23 November] 1856
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On front pastedown armorial bookplate “Ex libris bibliothecae Collegii Sancti Cuthberti”
1 volume
Size: 150 x 220 mm
UC/AF2/2/11   [30 November] 1856 - [6 July] 1862
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 190 x 240 mm
UC/AF2/2/12   [13 July] 1862 - 26 July 1868
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
On verso of first flyleaf pencil inscription "Rev. Peter Lonsdale, Ushaw College".
1 volume
Size: 220 x 250 mm
UC/AF2/2/13   30 July 1868 - 26 December 1875
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 220 x 250 mm
UC/AF2/2/14   1 January 1876 - 30 December 1883
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 230 x 250 mm
UC/AF2/2/15   1 January 1884 - 18 October 1891
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 220 x 250 mm
UC/AF2/2/16   25 October 1891 - 21 March 1899
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 230 x 260 mm
UC/AF2/2/17   2 April 1899 - 23 June 1907
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 240 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/18   29 June 1907 - 23 March 1918
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 240 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/19   24 March 1918 - 24 February 1929
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 220 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/20   3 March 1929 - 11 February 1940
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 240 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/21   18 February 1940 - 22 July 1951
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 230 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/22   23 September 1951 - 25 July 1962
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 230 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/2/23   23 September 1962 - 19 July 1967
Language:   Latin
Liber Hebdomadarius
1 volume
Size: 230 x 270 mm
UC/AF2/3   July 1930 – 1993
Papers relating to funds for mass obligations, including account statements, reports, and correspondence
2 files
UC/AF2/4   1932
Fund Mass and Rosary Book (arranged by diocese)
1 volume
UC/AF2/5   1932–1964
Annual prayer list for deceased priests and other notable Ushaw alumni
1 file
UC/AF2/6   6 November 1935
Extracts from Ritus consecrationis ecclesiae juxta pontificale Romanum cum cantu Gregoriano (Paris, 1922), with annotations, used for the consecration of St Dominic’s, Newcastle, by Rt Rev J. Thorman
1 volume
UC/AF2/7   1935–1940; 1940–1950; 1957-1981
Mass obligation record books
3 volumes
UC/AF2/8   1946 – 1959
Rev Leo Sharratt’s Junior House mass records
1 file
UC/AF2/9   1948–1973
Clergy and house retreats, with lists of attendees and timetables
1 file
UC/AF2/10   1969–1972
Divines’ Liturgy Records
1 file
UC/AF2/11   1967–2011
Printed liturgies for special local and national Mass services held elsewhere, mostly episcopal consecrations and requiem masses
2 files
UC/AF2/12   [?1970x1979]
Large illuminated and illustrated frames for orders of services for feasts
Outsize
9 items
UC/AF2/13   1973–2000
Typescript liturgies for special services at Ushaw College, as well as extracts for readings and prayers
1 file
UC/AF2/14   1981–2017
Printed liturgies for special services at Ushaw College, including ordination ceremonies, requiem masses, dedications, morning and evening prayer services, and feast days (Feast of Saint Cuthbert and the Feast of the Douai Martyrs)
6 files
UC/AF2/15/1-5   1999 - 2003
Papers relating to liturgical feast day masses, including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Ascension Day
5 files
UC/AF2/16   [mid 20th century] - 2010
Miscellaneous mass papers, including devotional prayers and activities, liturgical rites, and hymn sheets
3 files
UC/AF2/17   [late 20th century] - [?2010]
Record book of intentions during mass services at Ushaw College
1 notebook
3. Relics
Reference: UC/AF3
UC/AF3/1   1756–1959
Statements of authentication for various relics, including St Constantius, Justin Bonosus and Adeodatus; St Bernard, St Gemma Galgani and Blessed Dominic Savio (donated to Ushaw by Mgr Logan, V.G., 20 October 1953)
1 file
UC/AF3/2   12 February 1814 – [early 20th century]
Papers, mostly correspondence relating to the origins of the relics at Ushaw College, including:
1 file
UC/AF3/2/1    12 February 1814
Fr Broomhead to [?]: a small relic of the True Cross in a glass case, enclosing a document testifying to the transfer of ownership from Mr Kenyon to the Ushaw College president, Rev John Gillow. Document signed by Mr Kenyon, Matthew Newsham, James Wrennall, and Peter Wilcock
2f
UC/AF3/2/2   [1841]
Rev John Lingard to Mrs Helen Stonor: St Cuthbert’s vestment. Includes statement of authentication and wrapper
4f
UC/AF3/2/3   10 September 1856
Mary Francis Fairbairn to [?], enclosing a declaration by the English nuns of the abbey of St Victor, Paris authenticating St Cuthbert’s ring
4f
UC/AF3/2/4-5   25 June 1857 – 13 November 1898
James Lennon to William [Trueman]: a portion of St Cuthbert’s vestment
2 letters
UC/AF3/2/6   15 December 1859 – 13 January 1960
Mgr George Talbot to Rev Charles Newsham, as well as extracts of this letter and a letter by the Rev George Caley: the Neapolitan collection of Ushaw relics
6f
UC/AF3/2/7-8   14 May – 14 June 1865
Mary Francis Fairbairn, prioress of the English Augustine Convent in Neuilly, to Canon Thompson, enclosing a transcript of a letter from Cardinal Wiseman to the Rev Mother of the Dames Anglaises, Neuilly, seeking information on St Cuthbert’s ring
2 letters
UC/AF3/2/9   26 December 1889
[D.C.H.] to Fr [?]: the skull of the Blessed St Cuthbert Mayne
2f
UC/AF3/2/10   17 August 1890
Stanislaus de Bonis to Edmund Knight, bishop of Shrewsbury: the Neapolitan collection of Ushaw relics
4f
UC/AF3/2/11   5 February 1891
Ms Frances Austin of the English Convent, Bruges, to Mary Teresa of the Protection of the Blessed Lady convent [extract]: the relic of the Blessed William Andleby’s skull
2f
UC/AF3/2/12   [1897]
[?] to Rev George Phillips: relics sent from St Thomas Abbey, Erdington, including Alban, Edmund of Canterbury, the Venerable Bede, and Thomas of Canterbury
4f
UC/AF3/2/13   27 March 1914
C.B. Macey to [?] Smith: the Ven. Dom. Boses
4f
UC/AF3/2/14-15   23 February – 15 April 1930
Two letters from Sister Agnes (Waterton) of the English Convent, Bruges, to Fr [?]: the skull of Ven. William Andleby, with the first enclosing a statement of authentication
2 letters
UC/AF3/2/16    [early 20th century]
Statement on the location of the relics of the Ven. Roch’s statue
1 item
UC/AF3/2/17   [early 20th century]
Emily Mary Stewart to Sister Teresa and statement of authentication: the skull of the Ven. Cuthbert Mayne
1 letter
UC/AF3/2/18   [early 20th century]
Note concerning the Reliquary containing the large relic of the True Cross and the two thorns
1 item
UC/AF3/3   1882
Manuscript volume entitled “Saints whose relics are in the reredos of St Innocent’s altar”
1 volume
UC/AF3/4   1889
Manuscript volume entitled “The Relics In the Chapel of St Aloysius with the Lives of St Luciana, a Disciple of the Apostles and of St Bassus and St Fabius M. M. Disciples of St Anthimus”
1 volume
UC/AF3/5   1890
Manuscript volumes entitled “Relics of saints preserved at Ushaw”, vols I - III
3 volumes
UC/AF3/6   1892
Manuscript volume entitled “The Relics preserved in St Aloysius’ Chapel”
1 volume
UC/AF3/7   1891
Catalogue of the collection of relics belonging to St Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw (Preston, 1881)
6 books
UC/AF3/8   [1890 x 1899]
The Ushaw Relics. St Luciana, SS Bassus and Fabius
1 book
UC/AF3/9   15 October 1979 - 2 April 1981
Papers, including correspondence, photographs and press cuttings, on the relic of St Bede
1 file
UC/AF3/10   23 June 1933 - 28 April 2004
Record book listing bishops of Hexham and Newcastle who wore St Cuthbert's Ring during services at St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College
1 volume
UC/AF3/11   1734 - 1908
Certificates of authentication for relics held at Ushaw College
2 boxes
4. Church Music
Reference: UC/AF4
UC/AF4/1   18 November 1896 – 23 May 1928
Invoices for music scores to Novello, Ewer & Co.
1 file
UC/AF4/2   [2000 x 2011]
Photocopies of printed hymns used in various masses
3 files
UC/AF4/3   [2000 x 2011]
Course material for church music classes, including lesson plans and hymn sheets
1 file
UC/AF4/4/1-13   25 December 1962 – [2008]
Ushaw College choir performances:
17 compact discs
UC/AF4/4/1   25 December 1962
“Midnight Mass, 25 December 1962”
2 compact discs
UC/AF4/4/2   [8 - 12 April] 1963
“Music from the Holy Week services, 1963”
2 compact discs
UC/AF4/4/3   25 December 1963
“Carols and readings, Christmas 1963”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/4   December 2003
“Advent at Ushaw, Carol Service 2003”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/5   December 2004
“Advent at Ushaw, Carol Service 2004”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/6   June 2006
Kaspar colloquium
Closing liturgy sung by Palatinate voices
Conductor: Keith Wright
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/7   [?2008]
“The history of Ushaw College”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/8   [?2008]
“The history of Ushaw College: a dramatic stage re-enactment, with voices and music, telling the story of Ushaw College”
Track 1: spoken introduction
Track 2: The story of Ushaw
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/9   [?1960 x 2008]
“Selected hymns”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/10   [?1960 x 2008]
“Hymns”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/11   [?1960 x 2008]
“Ushaw Magnificat” by Tim Harrison
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/12   [?1960 x 2008]
Ushaw Cantors
3 compact discs
UC/AF4/4/13   [?1960 x 2008]
Hymns (untitled)
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/14   [?1960 x 2008]
“Advent Choir Music”
1 compact disc
UC/AF4/4/15   [late 20th century]
Ushaw College Centenary Mass
Possible recording of the 1908 Jubilee celebrations
2 cassette tapes