Part of the event: Lesley Tierney, Shirley Jones, Warren Denham, Joy Amos and, front, Honor Morcom were around at the time the church was being built.They came from far and wide to celebrate St Agnes’ 75thanniversary last weekend.
Pastoral Assistant Peter O’Driscoll described the weekend as ‘superb’ and said he was surprised by the number of people who attended and stayed to reminisce about their memories of the church.
“The feedback was very positive,” he said.“It was great to see some of those with long associations to the church attending and sharing their stories.
“Warren Denham was around when the Canary Island Palms were very small while Joy Amos and Shirley Jones attended the primary school and can remember being involved in helping carry the stones used tobuild the stone wall.
“And Honor Morcom has never lived in another parish.There were many similar stories like that shared over the weekend.”
Parish priest Father Donnelly was an alter boy at the opening of the church and he shared his great affection for it during his homily.
He said that bricks and mortar were only one part of the church, but it was the people who actually made the church.
He jokingly also mentioned that with cushions now on the pews he would be able to talk for a bit longer.
“There was a bit of laughter about that,” Mr O’Driscoll said.
A feature of the weekend was the playing of the new organ which was purchased specifically for the 75thcelebrations.
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