Catholic Parish of
The Most Holy Redeemer
BILLERICAY, ESSEX
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Brentwood Diocesan Centenary Celebration at Walsingham

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Sixteen MHR parishioners (including eight 9am Choir members) joined Fr Dan for this historic diocesan event on Saturday 22nd July 2017.

An estimated 3,500 people from all parts of our diocese set off early in the day to attend this unique celebration which started with the Rosary in the morning and ended with a huge Mass in the afternoon at the Abbey ruins concelebrated by Bishop Alan plus the Bishop of East Anglia and virtually all the priests of our diocese.

The MHR choir members were part of a combined Diocesan Choir led by the Brentwood Diocese Master of Music, Andrew Wright. MHR's very own Bernadette Maskell was the cantor for this Mass and sang the psalm beautifully.

Overall, it was a lovely day especially as the rain held off until the final hymn!

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Diocesan pilgrims gather for the rosary



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Bishop Alan dedicated the Diocese to our Blessed Mother



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Six MHR 9am Choir members start the Holy Mile into the village for their choir rehearsal



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The venue for Mass - the grounds of the 12th Century Abbey



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The cantor - MHR's Bernadette Maskell



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The process of pilgrims arrives for Mass



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The huge congregation



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The Homily delivered by Monsignor John Armitage - Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham



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MHR Director of Music Kathy Underhill with Brentwood Diocese Master of Music Andrew Wright



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MHR 9am Choir members who were members of the Diocesan Choir for the day



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The statue of Our Lady of Walsingham

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