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Church Micro 7659...Woburn Sands - St Mary

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Hidden : 04/18/2015
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Previous to 18th July 1926, the Catholics of this district went to Mass at Leighton Buzzard or Bletchley. We either walked or cycled. Then, in late June or early July 1926, a priest brought a party of school children from Bedford for a ramble in Aspley Guise Woods. The day was hot and the children tired and, no doubt, hungry, having eaten their sandwiches. The priest in charge went on a forage for refreshments, and he came to a local hotel at Woburn Sands. Here he enquired of a young lady if they could provide a tea for his party. The lady in question called out: "Daddy, there is parson here who wants tea for a party of children."Was it a coincidence? It was fortunate for our Mission that the proprietor was a Catholic, one Brigadier Beresford, who soon set things in motion. The result of this meeting was that on 18th July 1926, the First Mass at Woburn Sands was celebrated in the Club Room of the hotel. (1928-9)... we left the Hotel, and for several Sundays had Mass in the Scouts' Hut at the back of the council schools. From there we moved to premises at the junction of Sandy Lane and Aspley Heath Road. This was a building which was being altered for use as a tea room. Here we stayed for several weeks. In the year 1930 we achieved our own church building. This is how that came about. Another parish in the diocese - St Neots - having bought a disused nonconformist chapel for their use, had no further need of their 1914-18 army hut, and so they gave it to us. The hut was taken down, conveyed to Woburn Sands, and re-erected on a site we had acquired at the corner of Wood Street and Theydon Avenue. Funds for our new Church are steadily mounting, but we want much more. Building costs are high in these days. We have a grand site for our new church at Aspley Hill. Our present hut is too small; nevertheless we will have many regrets at leaving it, never forgetting that we were part of it - not merely spectators.' edited account of the church history by Charles Howard full account  here Finally enough funds were raised and the present church was completed in 1955.   To the cache! You need to solve a very simple puzzle and then find the numbers relating to it (no need to enter the church or the graveyard) and solve the formula - happy caching :-)   Rethaf Bnumbe Notslog  ABCD 9E9F   The cache final is at N52 00 (C-D-F)DF    W00 38.E(C-(B-A))C   Please note the cache is clipped into place and can be unclipped to undo and sign log, please reclip carefully thanks!   “If anybody would like to expand  this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first at so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication. There is also a Church Micro Stats & Information page found via the Bookmark list”

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