REUNION ST BISHOP'S WALTHAM
May 1998

Celebrating the blessing of the new parish church
built in the former Priory grounds.
(Our Lady, Queen of Apostles).




(source : John & Margaret Morton)

On the occasion of the Blessing of the new Church of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Bishop's Waltham
Pentecost 1998

(L-R) :

Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald MAfr, Tommy Price, Fr Buckley (pp at Bishop's Waltham),
Cuthbert Johnson (Abbot of Quarr Abbey), Fr Tom O'Donnell, Dessie Fitzmaurice (hidden) and Tommy Kelly.

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(source : John & Margaret Morton)


John Morton, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Margaret Morton

(John & Michael were contemporaries at The Priory).



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(source : John & Margaret Morton)

Fr Tom O'Donnell (Tod) and John Morton

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(source: Eugene MacBride)

(L-R) :
Archbp Mike Fitzgerald, Tommy Price, Fr John Buckley,  Peter Johnson (the Abbot of Quarr),
Fr Tom O'Donnell, Dessie Fitzmaurice and Tommy Kelly.


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(source: Eugene MacBride)


Inside the new chapel of Our Lady Queen of Apostles
—named after the White Fathers' parish church that was once at Heston in Middlesex?
Do you recognise those benches?

Behind the lady to the left:
Jarleth Hynes, Jimmy Johnston, Sean McGovern,
Dr. Andy Coyle, Bernard Melling, Josie Benton, Frank Murphy (?), and Chris Benton.


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(source: Eugene MacBride)

A marquee was set up in the grounds for light
refreshments after the blessing of the church.

(Erected at the end of 'the Burma Road' of old).



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(source: Eugene MacBride)


Can you believe that Brother Paddy (aged 83) ?!! (2nd left)

(L-R) : Tommy Price, Brother Paddy, Archbishop Mike Fitzgerald,
Fr Tom O'Donnell and Dessie Fitzmaurice


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(source: Eugene MacBride)


Taken in 1998, with Fr Tom Rathe (Oak Lodge) centre stage
—looking forward to his 50th year as a priest.

(L-R) : Tony Guilfoyle and his wife Pauline, Jarlath Hynes , ——,
Fr Tom Rathe, Fr Tom O'Donnell, —— , Walter Perry, Frank Dillon,
Margaret Morton, Chas Robinson, Eugene & Zelda MacBride, Jimmy Johnstone