Page 15, 28th May 1937

28th May 1937
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Page 15, 28th May 1937 — ST. DAVID'S, CARDIFF' A Cathedral Jubilee
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ST. DAVID'S, CARDIFF' A Cathedral Jubilee

Half a century has now passed since the blessing and opening of a spacious church in Charles Street, Cardiff, St. David's, which for many years has had

rank as a Metropolitan Cathedral. The jubilee was marked, on Monday. by a solemn High Mass sung by the Rev. Bernard McLeary in the presence of some, at any rate, who could probably carry their minds back to the day in May, 1887, when Bishop Hedley, of Newport and Menevia, performed the opening ceremony. Monday's celebration will have had a special interest for a venerable priest Who from his native Holland, at the age of ninety-two, is still mindful of his long ministry in South Wales.

Father Alphonsus Van Den Heuvel was the second parish priest of St. David's, succeeding in that office Mgr. Williams, who built the church. He saw the election of the city to diocesan rank, and the growth of the Church in those parts in numbers and importance. Since his retirement the Cathedral has had successive administrators in Canon Daniel Hannon, now at St. Joseph's, Aberavon, and Canon William Coonan, at present in charge.

Among many important occasions in which St. David's has played a part was the fifth National Catholic Congress, which took place at Cardiff shortly before the outbreak of the Great War.




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