REV, J. MAYNE, Father Joseph Mayne, of Northampton Cathedral, had a good story to tell when he was presented by Bishop Parker with a silver chalice from Northampton Catholics to mark the golden jubilee of his priesthood, on Sunday, July 26. When he was studying for the priesthood at the English College, Lisbon, in 1882, said Father Mayne, he was taken seriously ill and given up by eminent physicians. One of them actually called at the College and asked, " What time did he die?" He added that " the corpse " was still very much alive!
The presentation ceremony took place at a parish garden party in the grounds of Notre Dame Convent. Father Mayne, who has worked in Northampton for over 40 years, was born at Great Marlow. His first curacy was at Northampton, and he then went for ten years to Sudbury, Suffolk. After being for 18 months at Aylesbury, he returned to Northampton in 1897.
THE REV. HUBERT GIBNEY The Rev, Hubert Gibney, Southwark Diocesan Secretary, kept the Silver Jubilee of his ordination on July 22. Owing to the difficulties of war-time, Fr. Gibney did not wish to have any public celebration of the anniversary; but, on behalf of his many personal friends among the Southwark clergy, Mgr. Corbishley, Rector of St. Joseph's College, Mark Cross, presented Father Gibney with a cheque for £150.