Philip Neri Catholic Church, Smethwick - 125th anniversary - memories wanted!
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Smethwick - 125th anniversary - memories wanted!
The Parish of St. Philip Neri,
Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3DU
celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018.
On Saturday 17th March 1-3 p.m. in the parish centre , Watt Street, Smethwick (next to the church) we are inviting anyone with memories of the church or school to come to a special coffee afternoon and display of archives. We especially welcome anyone with old photos, programmes or memories and/or who may be able to help identify people or events in photos we have.
We will be using some of these
memories to create a display and commemorative booklet in preparation for a
celebration mass on Sunday 10th June at 12 noon. The mass will be celebrated by
Archbishop Bernard Longley and we hope that as many past parishioners, pupils
and staff from the school as well as people who were baptised or married at the
church will attend to share in the celebrations.
The Catholic network being as strong
as it is, we kindly ask that people pass on this message to anyone they know
who may have past connections with the church. If you have never been to this
beautiful church which has string connections with Blessed (Cardinal) John
Henry Newman and the hymn writer Edward Caswall, you are also warmly invited to
the coffee afternoon on 17th March as well as the celebration mass on 10th