Civic Mass, Nov 20, 2022

Front Row L-R

Mr William Ozanne KSG, Mr Justice Antony Zacaroli, Major Samuel Edgar, Lady Justice Geraldine Andrews DBE, Mrs Moorcroft, High Sheriff Mr David Moorcroft OBE, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Lord Lieutenant Mr John Crabtree OBE, Lord Mayor Cllr Maureen Cornish, LM Consort Mr Malcolm Cornish, Judge Thomas Rochford, Judge Sybil Thomas, Prof Deirdre Kelly DL, Prof Jackie Dunne

Back Row L-R

Dr Peter Rookes, Mr Simon Foster, CS Richard North, Mgr Timothy Menezes, Fr Craig Szmidt, Mr Keith Stokes-Smith, LL Cadet Cpl Mathew Fowling, Mr Wade Lyn CBE, Dr Judith Champ DSS

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On the Feast of Christ the King, St Chad’s Cathedral once again welcomed civic guests representing the cultural, political, religious and academic life of our city, and those frontline workers and service providers whose work has been so vital.

Archbishop Bernard Longley gave the last word from his homily to Cheryl Pereira, who came to share her message of faith with us on behalf of the youth of the Archdiocese.

We were delighted to welcome the following civic guests to the Cathedral:

  • His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Mr John Crabtree (together with the Lord Lieutenant’s cadet, Corporal Mathew Fowling)
  • The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Maureen Cornish and the Lord Mayor’s Consort, Mr Malcolm Cornish
  • The High Sheriff of the West Midlands, Mr David Moorcroft and Mrs Linda Moorcroft
  • Major Samuel Edgar representing the Salvation Army, along with other members of the Birmingham Faith Leaders Group.
  • Chief Superintendent Richard North representing the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and Mr Simon Foster, the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner.
  • His Majesty’s High Court Judges & Circuit Judges (both serving and retired)
  • Mr Mark Aspinall and magistrates representing the Birmingham & Solihull Magistrates
  • Professor Jackie Dunne, the Vice Chancellor of Newman University
  • Mr Keith Stokes-Smith, the President of the Consular Association and other Honorary Consuls
  • Ms Gillian Guy, the Chairman of Warwickshire & Birmingham Royal British Legion

Also representatives from organisations and societies within the Archdiocese, St Chad’s Cathedral Association and all our Cathedral parishioners.

Homily by Archbishop Bernard Longley

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