Petition concerning the future of Ushaw College

Giorgio Roversi
Giorgio Roversi 4 Comments
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To The  Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, and the trustees of Ushaw College.

  We, the undersigned, are concerned by the news that Ushaw College, including the seminary of St Cuthbert, is to close in June 2011, and that the ancillary activities, including the successful conference and tourism businesses, are to close at the earlier date of 31st December 2010.  In expressing this concern, we are mindful that the extensive buildings, including the architecturally meritorious chapel dedicated to St Cuthbert, were paid for by earlier generations of Catholics, who, no doubt, expected their generosity to extend to future generations in perpetuity. We are also mindful of the immense contribution that Ushaw College has made in the past 200 years to the cultural, educational and religious history of the north of England, particularly as the alma mater of many thousands of Catholic priests.

  In particular, we are concerned by the following:-


1.  The absence of any consultation or discussion prior to the decision being made,
2.  The prospect of St Cuthbert’s Chapel no longer being available for Catholic     worship,
3.  The apparent lack of consideration given to ways of securing a future for the college,
4.  The loss of more than 60 jobs in an area where alternative employment is scarce.
 
  In the light of these considerations, we urge that the trustees of Ushaw College forestall its closure until such time as:-


1.  a proper study has been made of options that would enable it to continue to serve the Catholic population of northern England,
2.  there has been the opportunity for the closure to be debated publicly.


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  • Nicola Moran
    Nicola Moran United Kingdom, Durham
    Jan 29, 2017
    Jan 29, 2017
    Such a beautiful place, full of heritage and history, it's a crime to let this rot and fall to ruin.
  • Michael Wilson
    Michael Wilson United Kingdom, Durham
    Jan 29, 2017
    Jan 29, 2017
    what a waist of a fantastic building. a great shame
  • Antony Vasey
    Antony Vasey United Kingdom, Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    Stunning building with lots of history
  • Richard Hargreaves
    Richard Hargreaves United Kingdom, Doncaster
    Feb 13, 2016
    Feb 13, 2016
    The buildings should be returned for use as a seminary. I am sure that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest would be delighted to take it over.
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