Further progress in the Squire Section of the Knights of St. Columba in the Brentwood Province was marked last Sunday when a new Council, No. 185 " Kells," was erected at Woodford.
The ceremony was performed by Council No. 1 (Iona) in St. Thomas of Canterbury school hall in the presence of the Rev. Frs. Godfrey, O.F.M. (Guardian) and Germaine, 0.F.M., and Messrs. J. E. Otterson (Prov. Deputy), S. Gilmore (Prov. Secretary), H. Berghoff (Area K.C.), etc.
Council No. 185 is now the twelfth Squire Council in the Province, and Is under the aegis of Knights Council No. 321.
After the installation and tea, all the Knights and Squires participated in a procession of the Blessed Sacrament in the church of SI. Thomas of Canterbury.
CANTERBURY PILGRIMAGE WILL GO BY ROAD
The annual pilgrimage to Canterbury is to be by road this year, on September 17, instead of by rail. Part of the journey from London in a fleet of 50 motor coaches will be along the traditional Pilgrims' Way.
The pilgrimage, organised by Knights of St. Columba of the Southwark Province, will begin at Canterbury with private visits to the Roper Vault in St. Dunstan's Church, where the head of St. Thomas More is buried.
Afterwards the pilgrims will assemble at the beginning of the Penitential Mile to the Cathedral.
There will he a halt outside St. Thomas's Catholic Church in Burgate, which adjoins the Cathedral precincts, Thence a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament will proceed to Dane John Gardens, where a temporary altar will be erected in the bandstand.
Benediction will be given by the Archbishop-Bishop of Southwark.