Metropolitan and City Police Catholic Guild; Catholic Police Guild

Inaugurated on the feast of Corpus Christi, 1914 as the Metropolitan and City Police Catholic Guild, the founder being Monsignor Canon Martin Howlett, D.D.; the name has since been changed to the Catholic Police Guild. The purpose of the guild is the promotion of the spiritual and social welfare of its members, all of whom must have direct connection with the police force; the means adopted include monthly social gatherings, lectures, etc. An annual general Communion takes place in Westminster Cathedral on the anniversary of the founding. There is also an annual banquet. In October, 1927, the guild arranged a police pilgrimage to Rome; the Holy Father paid a singular tribute to the characteristic courtesy of London policemen, recalling his personal experience when, as a simple priest, he had visited the British capital. See also, Catholic Police Guild.

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