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Historic British seminary will likely close

October 15, 2010

The trustees of Ushaw College, northern England’s last remaining seminary, have announced a proposal to close the seminary in the spring.

Cardinal William Allen founded Douai College in France in 1568 during Queen Elizabeth I’s persecution of the Church. In 1808, the college relocated to Ushaw. Enrollment rose to 400 in the 1950s but now stands at 26.

If Ushaw College closes, there will be three seminaries remaining in England.


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