On Saturday Br. Rupert gave a talk to the Essex Recusant Society on the history of our Order in Essex; in Great Parndon, Beeleigh and Chelmsford. Br. Rupert spoke of our recent visit to Beeleigh Abbey and of the many pre-Reformation connections between the work of the abbey and the area in which our priory is situated, as well as giving a general introduction to the Order and its history in England.
The Essex Recusant Society, of which Br. Rupert is a committee member, was founded to further research into the post-Reformation history of the county, together with the encouragement of general research into English Catholic history.