Golden celebrations for Brigg church

St Mary's RC Church in Brigg celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend EMN-150806-130350001
St Mary's RC Church in Brigg celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend EMN-150806-130350001

St Mary’s RC Church in Brigg celebrates its 50th Anniversary this Saturday, June 13 with a flower festival and display of photographs 
spanning its history.

Cream teas will be served in the hall and outdoors there will be plenty of fun, with a bouncy castle, traditional summer fair games, and a variety of stalls.

Entry is free to the event, which runs from 10am to 2pm.

“I am delighted the parish has reached this 50-year milestone,” said Father Dominic O’Connor, Parish Priest.

“This important celebration is not just about remembering the past but also about enjoying what we have today, while looking forward to the future.”

The church’s foundation stone laid on July 7, 1964 and the church was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Edward Eillis in 1965.

Parish Priest at the time was Fr David Bradbury; nine parish priests have served during these 50 years.

It is the third Catholic Church in Brigg.

Two French priests built the first Roman Catholic Church in Brigg in the early years of the 19th century and a second Chapel was built in Bigby Street in 1875

1966 saw the official opening of St Mary’s Primary School and in 1990 a new church hall was built adjacent to the church.