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Fr RedmondClIbbrina, parish Priest of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Newhouse, Eat Winning, Durham. Aged 86. He was ordained in 1921. and served in St Joseph's, Gateshead, St Joseph's, Sunderland, St Patrick's, Selling. Si Joseph's, Durham Moor, and St Beds,, Sacristan, Durham.

Canon Gerold auirk, in the Saint John of God Hospital. Scorton, after a lony illness. aged 92. Fle was born in York and educeted at Rockwell College. Ireland, end by the Bendictines at Douai. He was trained for the priesthood at Ushaw College and ordained in 1905 at the Cathedral, Middlesbrough.

He served as assistant priest at St Mary's. Grangetown, and St Peter's Scarborough. His first appointment as parish priest was to SS nary and Joseph. Pocklington, and later to the new parish of the Sacred Heart Hull. where he supervised the building of the church and presbytery In 1929 he was appointed to Melton, North Yorkshire, as parish priest, where he remained until his last appointment as Chaplain to the Poor Clare Colettlnes In York, an office that he held for 22 years until he retired at the age of 86

• Ten year old Cressida Prendergast reads a school prayer at the recent ceremony to bless St Mary's School, Penzance. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Cyril Restieaux of Plymouth. • Quite a surprise awaited Mrs Marion "Bunty" Watts (above) as she finished her chairman's remarks at the A.G.M. of the Sussex co-workers for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, at Brighton recently. Fr Robt. Hamilton, a priest coworker, stepped forward and presented her with the papal award "Pro Ecclesie at Pontifice."

Mrs Watts has been a personal friend of Mother Teresa for 25 years, is a founder member of the Sussex group, and has been chairman for the past five years.

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