The Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Parish of the Immaculate Conception

Items from the Parish Archives

We are always grateful to receive any photographs, etc., no matter how insignificant, that can be added to the parish archive - for example, we only have one poor quality picture of the inside of the old Catholic church in Chapel Street. These will be photgraphed or scanned and the originals returned to the owner. Please leave any items with the Parish Office. Almost all of what you see below survive as unique examples that could have been too easily discarded, but that have somehow survived. Our past would have been that much poorer without them. 


Circa 1869.

Rocco Tenchio, Lord and Lady North and the rebirth of Roman Catholicism in Bicester.


The Priory.


Article from the Bicester Herald, 28th June 1916 describing the Corpus Christi Procession.


Article from the Bicester Advertiser 15th June 1917 describing the Corpus Christi Procession.


Article from the Bicester Advertiser 7th June 1918 describing the Corpus Christi Procession.

11th January 1946.

A short history of the Bicester MIssion compiled by Father Stephen Webb, S.J.

6th March 1946.

The departure of Father Stephen Webb.

Circa 1947.

Procession with an Icon of Our Lady Of Czestochowa.


Corpus Christi Procession.

Undated, possibly 1950s.

May Procession


Corpus Christi celebrations in Garth Park


Miss Sabina Mannion and class from St. Mary's School


May Procession


May Procession.


May Procession.


Fr. Thomas Foynes in a Corpus Christi procession.


Corpus Christi Procession.

Date unknown but after 1953.

May Procession


Corpus Christi Procession.

Late 1950s.

Corpus Christi Procession.

Circa 1957 or 1958.

May Procession

Late 1950s or early 1960s.

Corpus Christi Procession and Benediction in the Garth Park.

6th January 1961.

The old is to be replaced by the new.

Circa 1962.

Building the New Church.


Legion of Mary Conference.


Father Thomas Foynes and the hurling team.

23rd March 1963

The Blessing of the new Catholic Church.

After March 1963

First Holy Communion Group.

14th November 1969

Remembrance Sunday Service.

8th November 1970

Remembrance Sunday Service.