History was made on Wednesday, 25 November, when a Catholic Confirmation Mass was celebrated at Worcester Anglican Cathedral.
Bishop Robert Byrne, auxiliary of Birmingham was chief celebrant at the Mass. Nearly fifty children from two Catholic parishes - Our Lady Queen of Peace and St George's - were confirmed during the service.
As the two parishes are now linked with a sole parish priest, Father Brian McGinley, it was decided to hold a joint service but the respective churches weren't big enough, so Father Brian approached the Dean of Worcester Cathedral who was happy to oblige.
Father Brian welcomed the occasion as "another sign of the deepening bonds of friendship and co-operation amongst Worcester Christians."
Worcester Cathedral: www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church www.olqp-worcester.org.uk/OLQP/Home.html
St George's Catholic Church www.stgeorgesrc-worcester.org.uk/
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