Many thousands of people were present when Brentwood diocese took part in a public thanksgiving service for the canonisation of SS. John Fisher and Thomas More, on the West Ham football ground. Canon Cameron, assisted by a small choir of clergy, led the crowd's singing with admirable results.
Children of Mary, altar servers, and priests, regular and secular, walked in procession, and took up their places before the altar erected in the middle of the pitch. Finally came Mgr. Doubleday, Bishop of 13rentwood. carreing the monstrance, and attended by members of his chapter.
His Lordship thanked his people for coming in such large numbers, and all those others who had taken part in the demonstration.
Bank Holiday Ramble Success
The ramble arranged by the Catholic Shop Assistants' Guild for the holiday was a great success All attended Mass at the church of the Canons of Immaculate Conception at Epping, and joined in the singing of the plain chant of the Mass.
Permission was given through the generosity of Mr. G. Elwes to wander over the vast historical estate of Copped Hall at Epping and through to the interesting and beauteul upland countryside.
The party returned to the church after a glorious ramble and assisted with the singing of the Office of Compline and the Benediction. The Rev. Burgess, C.R.1.C., addressed a few words of encouragement to the guild.
The next meeting of the guild wal be on August 20. at Si. Patrick's clubroom, Soho Square, at 8 p.m.