Good News for the East Midlands – Order Your Copy Today

History of the Diocese Book

After two years in production, we are very proud to offer you the opportunity of owning a copy of “GOOD NEWS FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS, an account of the background to, and the story of, the Diocese of Nottingham.” Canon Anthony Dolan, a retired priest of our diocese, together with many other contributors, has compiled this book which contains over 360 pages of information and photographs about our parishes, religious communities, schools, pilgrimage sites and martyrs. We hope you will enjoy reading this fascinating book, the first history of our diocese to be published since 1950.


We are very proud to announce that an updated version of the history of the diocese has been published and you can get your copy now.

When the lay-led appeal for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund was launched nearly five years ago, it was suggested that, at the same time, a project should be adopted to support the missionary work of the Church in the Diocese of Nottingham. The subject chosen was ‘An account of the background to, and the story of, the Diocese of Nottingham.’

Canon Anthony Dolan, a retired priest of the diocese, was approached and readily agreed to compile such an account with the sole aim of assisting the missionary work of the Church. In the Introduction to this account, Canon Dolan writes:

‘If even a few people come to appreciate something about the wonders God has worked through Christians in the East Midlands over the past millennium and a half and are perhaps led to a knowledge and love of him, the time and energy which have gone into the compilation of this story will be, for the compiler, a more than sufficient reward.’

All those involved in producing this book hope it will be a useful resource for religious communities, parishes, and Catholic societies, and of interest to many ecumenical friends and to others in the Nottingham Diocese and beyond.

‘Good News for the East Midlands’ can be purchased online at a cost of £20


or ordered directly from:

Retired Priests Appeal Office, Holy Trinity Presbytery, Boundary Road, Newark, Notts. NG24 4AU (Tel. 0115 888 2644; email at a cost of £16 including postage and packing. Orders should be marked: “for the attention of Carla Brown” and cheques made payable to Retired Priests Appeal.

So far, £4,185,023 has been donated to the Appeal for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund.



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