On Saturday 31st October recently ordained Canon Scott Tanner celebrated a "First Mass" at the Shrine of Ss Peter and Paul and St Philomena in New Brighton on the Wirral Peninsula, in the presence of Mgr Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King. Along with a sizeable congregation and several other priests, I sat in choir in this church where I made my first Holy Communion (some few years ago now!) My thanks to Mike Barnsdall for kind permission to use his photographs. You can see a whole load more of them on his site here.
It was a little windy down by the sea-side that day!
Canon Tanner looks very happy to be celebrating Mass.
Mgr Wach, Prior General.
Some further photographs of the Mass.
Mgr Wach presents a papal blessing to the new priest.
An Indulgence gained on receiving the new priet'sblessing.
A spendid Reception was held afterwards
in the nearby Hollins Hey Hotel.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO
CANON SCOTT TANNER