St Begh's Parish, Whitehaven
On Friday, 21st February 2014, Abbot Paul and Fr Matthew, Parish Priest of St Begh's, an incorporated Belmont parish, together with several priests of the Lancaster Diocese serving in Cumbria, joined with the Knights of St Columba to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Knights at St Begh's, just 5 years after they began in Glasgow. It was a truly magnificent celebration. A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated at St Begh's and this was followed by a gala dinner with speeches, prizes and awards at the social centre. Fr Matthew was made an honorary member of the Knights. It was particularly moving to see the widows of a good number of Knights enjoying the celebrations. We now look forward to the centenary in 2024.
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