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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Archbishop's first day in office
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Archbishop Longley with l-r Acting Dean, Canon Peter Howell-Jones, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Michael Wilkes, Lady Mayoress, Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, Bishop David Urquhart. Picture: Peter Jennings.
On his first day in office, Archbishop Bernard Longley met the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Michael Wilkes, and the Anglican Bishop of Birmingham, Bishop David Urquhart, in the Lord Mayor's Parlour, before the City of Birmingham Christmas Carol Service held in Birmingham Anglican Cathedral. Archbishop Bernard and Bishop David gave a joint blessing at the end of the service.

Later in the day, the Archbishop attended the  Maryvale Institute Degree Ceremony, in St Chad's Cathedral. Cardinal Stafford, Head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 2003-2009, presented the Higher Education Awards 2009.

Home page picture by Peter Jennings shows: Archbishop Bernard Longley pictured with Cardinal James Francis Stafford, and Mgr Paul Watson, Director of Maryvale Institute.




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