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From Brooke Street to Brookwood

From Brooke Street to Brookwood

by Brian Parsons

Published by the Anglo-Catholic History Society, 2014

Paperback, with 75 pages, and 28 illustrations in colour and black & white

Price: £20.00 post free (UK)

£30.00 (air mail rate)


Copies are available from the Anglo-Catholic History Society,

24 Cloudesley Square,

London N1 0HN

(Cheques payable to “Anglo-Catholic History Society”)

From Brooke Street to Brookwood: Nineteenth Century Funeral Reform and St Alban the Martyr Holborn Burial Society explores the history of nineteenth century funeral reform and the activities of the burial society attached to the church of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn in London.

The contents are:

 The Nineteenth Century: the Context of Change

S Alban the Martyr Holborn Burial Society

The Death and Funeral of Fr Mackonochie

The Lych Gate

Into the Twentieth Century

An Appraisal of the Burial Society

Appendix 1: S Alban’s Burial Society: report of Committee to Meeting of S Alban’s Parish Burial Society

Appendix 2: The Funeral of Fr Mackonochie

Appendix 3: The Funeral of Fr Stanton

Appendix 4: A Poem (1913)

Appendix 5: The London Necropolis (Our Cemetery)