in a mill
'FIVE looms were removed from n No. 1 weaving room of the Spa Lane Mills, Derby, on Wednesday, to make room for a congregation of more than 200 . people many of them nonCatholics, who were assisting at High Mass in honour of the factory feast-the Nativity of the Blessed Mother of God.
This High Mass, the first ever to be celebrated in a factory in Britain, was attended by clergy from England, Ireland and Australia.
A specially built altar stood in front of a power loom, with its network of thread, and a choir of visiting clergy filled the recess between two more looms.
Mgr. Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, addressing the crowd, said: " It was not jealousy at the possibility of being outrivalled and left behind by a Welfare State that caused the Church to concern itself with industry and industrial conditions.
"Industry, on both the employers' and the employees' side, must be conducted on Christian lines."