Wednesday, 19 September 2012

St Pancras' Golden Jubilee of Consecration

Bishop, celebrants and servers outside the church
Bruce Bryne from Lewes reports on summer celebrations:
Bishop Kieran Conry attended to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Consecration of St Pancras Church also to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation upon three candidates from the Parish.

The Bishop who was welcomed by a large gathering, concelebrated Holy Mass with former Parish Priests of our Church including Canon Seamus Hester, Father Biggerstaff and assisted by current Parish Priest Father Jonathan Martin and Father Michel. St Stephen Guild alter servers led by Chris Johnston provided valuable support for all the clergy present.

To celebrate this memorable event two new chalices were commissioned and a special cake was prepared by Claire Humphrey. The Parish Choir led by Robert Smith and the Schola gave a delightful performance with outstanding music and hymns throughout.

During this special occasion, three young people from the Parish were confirmed by the Bishop after which everyone retired to the Parish Wood Room in the Cluny annex for canapes and drinks.

Celebration Cake
Photos by Mike Brian

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