Ithe presence of Mgr. NIasterson. A Archbishop of Birmingham. the Bishops of Northampton and Plymouth. and the Abbots of Downside and Prinknash. Mgr. Joseph Rudderham, Bishop of Clifton. on Wednesday celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination with Pontifical High Mass in the Pro-Cathedral.
Mgr. Ronald Knox, Mgr. Canon Long, V.G.. and members of the Clifton Chapter, attended, with more than 100 priests of the Clifton diocese and other priests from the Northampton diocese, who came to pay tribute to a former colleague.
The sermon was preached by Bishop Grimshaw, who was a contemporary of Bishop Rudderham at the English College, Rome.
Bishop Rudderham was born in Norwich in 1899 and in 1926 was ordained in Rome by Cardinal Pornpill.
He spent his early years as a priest at St. Peter and All Souls', Peterborough.
He was appointed inspector of schools for the Northampton diocese in 1941. administrator of Northampton Cathedral in 1943. and first secretary of the newly-constituted Diocesan Schools Commission in 1948.
He was consecrated seventh Bishop of Clifton in July, 1949.