Archbishop to celebrate church milestone

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.

Thursday, 11th February 2016, 1:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th February 2016, 1:34 pm

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.

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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.