Sunday, 13 June 2010

Bishop Brian's Golden Jubilee!

Today, Bishop Brian was with us here at The Cathedral, his Parish Church, to celebrate his Golden Jubilee of priestly ministry. Bishop Brian presided at the 10.45am Mass in The Cathedral. Many of the children from The Cathedral Primary School were present, and the school choir sang a special song for the Bishop after Communion. Towards the end of Mass Bishop Brian was invited to sit down whilst a number of presentations took place, firstly a gift from the three parishes of the Shrewsbury town and then one by the primary school. Following the presentations The Cathedral Choir sang Ad Multos Annos to Bishop Brian, a traditional Latin toast meaning may he live for many more years!

After Mass, the celebrations continued in a marquee in the grounds of The Cathedral. Food and drink was enjoyed by many before Bishop Brian cut his anniversary cake! Music at the reception was provided by the fabulous Saint Winefride's Convent School orchestra.

Many thanks to all those who helped make the day so special.

Ad multos annos to The Bishop!