The Angel in London's St Giles High Street, final stopping off point before Tyburn Road aka Oxford Street. During the Reformation period it was known as The Resurrection Gate.
An onerous task where you spend all afternoon researching the questions and then take a load of (friendly) barracking on the night itself.
One round of questions I compiled was on the origin of Pub signs, names if you will.
I must admit to my own ignorance here, and was somewhat surprised to find that many of the pub signs in Britain actually owe their origins to the Catholic Faith.
They are as follows:-
The Ship and Anchor - refers to the ark and the anchor of the Church, the Pope.
Lamb and Flag - the lamb representing Our Lord and the flag being the red cross of the St George and the Crusaders
The Bull - not the animal but the Papal insignia
The King's Head - in pre Reformation times these pubs were generally called The Pope's Head but were changed in fear of Henry VIII
The Bell - apparently local breweries sprang up alongside churches to provide for the churchgoers, a practice that faded away with Protestantism
The Angel - another reminder of the Catholic heritage (rather than Marks & Spencer)
The George & Dragon - featuring St George in what is believed to be an allegory of good conquering evil
The Star - being the star of Bethlehem
The Cross Keys - the keys of St Peter
The Hole in the Wall - a reference to a monastery nearby where food and goods were delivered and paid for via a hole in the wall system.
The Mitre - not a carpentry term but a reference to the bishop
The Hope and Anchor - takes its name from Letter to the Hebrews:
"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope."
The Three Crowns - the Magi
The Lion and Lamb, the lion representing the resurrection and the lamb being, Christ Himself.
The Five Ways - the five reasons for the existence of God (St Thomas Aquinas)
Many more inn signs would, of course, have been changed during periods of persecution and many more exist that are named after leading churchmen of the day. In my youth I used to enjoy a drink and a meal at The Stephen Langton in Surrey, named after a Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury who was in post from 1207 until his death in 1228.
And then, of course, we have The Square and Compass...ahem, much beloved by those who attend on the great master architect, our Freemason friends.