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Parish walk charity award, clergy night

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish walk, a charity award and a Catenian clergy night.

An intrepid group of walkers from the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St Edmund, Hunstanton (pictured above), completed their annual walk to raise funds for the Parish after Mass on November 4.   The group this year represented four generations of parishioners and the walk, whilst not too arduous, was a muddy ramble through the local countryside with the rear brought up by well-known retired Priest Fr Henry MacCarthy. Having been well sponsored by people from both the churches in the Parish, the group raised a total of £864. All made it safely back to base for a welcome cup of tea.

Missio Lay Appealer Eileen Tompkins recently presented awards at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sawston to Judy Searle promoter of the charity for almost 50 years, and Julie Beaton local secretary for 11 years.

When Judy first started emptying Missio boxes, it was the custom to go to a box-holder’s house and count the money there.

Both Judy and Julie were presented with a framed certificates and bouquet of flowers. Eileen thanked parishioners for their generosity and new box holders were signed up.

The annual clergy night of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association was held at Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett on Thursday November 22. The immediate past president of the Circle, John Kenny (pictured right) took the opportunity after dinner to present to Bishop Alan Hopes a cheque for £1,500 in aid of the ‘Alive in Faith’ fund. The money had been raised from raffles held after the Circle’s monthly meetings.