Tuesday, 15 May 2007

The Cathedral Clergy - January 1914

1st row (sitting) left to right: Fr Hall, Dr Driscoll, Monsignor Canon Moyes DD, Monsignor Canon Howlett DD (Administrator), Fr Brown (sub-Administrator) and Fr Sheehan.
2nd row (standing): Fr Reardon, Fr Russell, Fr Reany, Fr Beckett, Fr Smith and Fr Craven
Back row (standing): Fr Horgan, Fr Collings, Mr R R Terry (Master of Music), Fr Williams, Fr White and Fr McKenna

The Chaplains wear their grey fur cappas (still in use, as seen here, although very much moth-eaten nowadays!); the Canons the white fur cappas, which have recently been replaced by silk, as featured recently.

Mgr Howlett, also seen in a splendid photograph here, was Administrator from 1905 to 1947. His sub-Administrator Fr Charles Brown (whom Mgr Norris affectionately remembers as 'Charlie Brown') was similarly long lived, and will be the subject of a future post.


John the organist said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...


So glad that you are back. I've been going through Westminster Cathedral withdrawal. Looking at the clergy picture made me wonder if Msgr Ronald Knox had much association with the Cathedral.

Mark Langham said...

Monsignor Knox was never posted here as chaplain, but was Confirmed and Ordained here, and his funeral took place. He was, of course, a popular preacher, and I know that he used the cathedral pulpit on many occasions. I'll see what else I can find.