Calne: Roman catholicism

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A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 17, Calne. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.

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There is no evidence of Roman Catholic recusancy at Calne. Services were held in the town in the Second World War, (fn. 1) and c. 1947 a small garage in Oxford Road was extended and converted to a temporary church. (fn. 2) A new brick church, dedicated to St. Edmund Rich, was built on a nearby site in 1962 (fn. 3) and was open in 2000.


  • 1. Calne: Official Guide [c. 1981], 24.
  • 2. W.R.O., G 18/760/268.
  • 3. Wilts. News, 9 Mar. 1962.