Great Yarmouth church altar re-dedicated after arson attack


By: Keith Morris

The Altar at St Mary's Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth has been re-dedicated by the Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Hopes, after it was desecrated during an arson attack in March, and the church was also blessed.

During the re-dedication Mass on May 31, Bishop Alan asked for prayers for the young man who desecrated the altar. The Bishop urged everyone to attend for a few minutes of private prayer in the next week or so to experience the smell of the holy oil and the incense used in the service.

Fr Anthony thanked Bishop Alan for attending and conducting a beautiful Mass. He also thanked everyone for their support both in the immediate aftermath and ongoing since the incident. Fr Alex from St Peter's, Gorleston, also concelebrated at the Mass.

See earlier report: ICN 29 March 2018 - Norfolk church victim of arson and hate crime www.indcatholicnews.com/news/34609


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