Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Holy Redeemer, Hollington - Golden Jubilee


Altar at Holy Redeemer for Golden Jubilee

Early this summer Holy Redeemer, Hollington celebrated their Golden Anniversary. They have reported:
The Mass was celebrated by the Bishop Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel & Brighton, with several co-celebrants including the Dean of St. Leonards on Sea, the Rev. Paul Clarke, the current Parish Priest, Father Ian Byrnes, Father William Bradley a previous parish priest; and other attending Priests and Friars who have been connected with the Parish in the past.

Several honoured guests were invited and attended, including the Mayor, Councillor Alan Roberts, and also Councillor Jeremy Birch.

Following the celebration of the Mass, with hymns and part of the Liturgy being sung by the choir, and music beforehand being provided by the Youth Group, everyone was invited to attend a finger buffet in the Parish hall and adjoining marquee. The food was supplied by numerous volunteers from within the Parish, and our Community Development Team, led by Robbie Clark, ensured that a marvellous spread was available for all. A continuous slide show depicting many memorable photographs from over the years proved a great success, as did the Golden Jubilee commemoration booklet that had been created for the occasion.

An apostolic blessing was granted to us for this occasion, and will be hung in the Church. All those who attended were also invited to sign a special Attendance Book, and this will be kept for posterity.

To round off the celebrations, and in much more clement weather, a liturgy was held to Our Lady in the grounds of the Church.

We look forward to the continued growth in our Parish community and to assisting the wider community at large.

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