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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary

On 22 November, the Solemnity of Christ the King, Cardinal Vincent celebrated Mass at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Kilburn, to close the celebrations of its 150th anniversary. The parish originally began as a mission centre run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate when Fr Robert Cooke OMI was invited by Cardinal Wiseman to found the centre. During the 1950s and 60s, the parish had a strong Irish congregation, with 15 Masses celebrated on Sundays, whilst it now boasts being home to over 60 different nationalities.