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Homerton Parish Celebrates 60 Years of Faith

On 9 October Cardinal Vincent visited Homerton parish to mark the 60th Anniversary of works to rebuild the church after it was damaged by a bomb during the Second World War. From 1941 to 1956 Mass continued to be celebrated there despite the church having no roof. The parish priest Fr Tony buried a lady earlier this year who had been married here in 1951 with the roof open to the elements.

The parish had a wonderful day celebrating such an important milestone with the Cardinal. The Mass was lively and vibrant, with plenty of singing accompanied by drums and organ. The Cardinal remarked during Mass that he could see the devotion and prayerful nature of the parish.

Photo: Brian Doherty