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King’s Lynn parish celebrates 125 years at town hall

Our Lady of the Annunciation King’s Lynn celebrated the end of its 125th anniversary year with a celebratory dinner in the town hall.

Pauline McSherry, a parishioner and retired teacher, took those gathered on a journey down memory lane, beginning in 1947 with the Consecration of Our Lady’s Church, when she was present.

“Yesterday has gone,” said Pauline. “Down memory lane is history. Tomorrow is a new day. May we embrace the future with hope, and journey ahead with confidence as a truly Christian, united family.” 

Around 100 parishioners and friends had gathered in the historic town hall. An excellent meal was served by staff of Bank House Hotel. Deputy Mayor Cllr Margaret Wilkinson and Dawn Leigh (Consort) were present.

Parish events and school days were related with amusing anecdotes. Pauline is deeply indebted to Stephen Farr, a past pupil and friend for all his support. She brought her journey to a close with a special tribute to Peter Martin who, with his good wife Helen RIP served their Lord faithfully in Our Lady’s for many years.

In June Bishop Alan Hopes had celebrated a Mass for the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation and of the restoration of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. You can read about this here:

Pictured above are Pauline McSherry (centre) and friends Valentine and Jesse Nwaneri and family at the celebrations at King’s Lynn town hall.