Archbishop to celebrate church milestone

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Saturday, April 9, will be a red letter day for Our Lady and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Selkirk, which marks its 150th birthday this year.

At 6pm, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, the Most Reverend Leo Cushley will celebrate a Vigil Mass before a packed congregation.

In so doing, His Grace will kick off the High Street church’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Later that evening, adherents of all ages will enjoy a social evening and buffet in the church hall.

The actual anniversary falls on April 22 and plans are under way to mark the occasion, with the publication of a commemorative booklet, charting the history of the Selkirk church.

Any reader who can assist Mr Birney in the preparation of the booklet should contact Peter Birney on 01750 21656.