THI. NEW church of Holy Innocents. Orpington (pictured below), has been formally opened and dedicated by Archbishop Bowen of Southwark. It replaces the church built in 1928, which is still standing but was declared unfit for future use.
A new Catholic church in Yate, near Bristol, was officially opened last week by Bishop Alexander of Clifton.
St Paul's church cost £170.000 and its main area is divided by a partition which makes the
structure a multi purpose building. The building has been designed for the holding of social functions, meetings and other activities.
Sunday Masses have until now been held in nearby St Paul's school.
The Parish Priest, Fr Edmund Murphy thanked all concerned with the building of the church. especially Lady Westmorland, a parishioner. for "her devoted service and loyalty since 1945".