The next evening, Monday 30th June, was equally joyful, with a congregation of over 100 and 16 concelebrating priests for Fr Charles’ First Mass.
As well as locally from our own three parishes, people and clergy came from far and wide for these occasions – from as far as Liverpool in the north to Salisbury in the south. And what joyful, memorable, profound and moving celebrations they were. It was a privilege to be part of them. None of us will ever forget them. They were a real blessing.