Hun­dreds take part in pro­ces­sion

Middleton Guardian - - CHURCH FEAST DAY -

THE Feast of Cor­pus Christi was cel­e­brated with a huge pro­ces­sion through Mid­dle­ton on Sun­day.

The pro­ces­sion, led by Father Kieren Mullarkey of St Peter’s Church, took place in the blaz­ing sun­shine, one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Among those tak­ing part was Jim Healy, who re­ceived the Ben­e­mer­enti medal, an hon­our awarded by the Pope for ser­vice to the Catholic church. He is thought to be the church’s old­est parish­ioner.

The route went from Tay­lor Street to Vic­to­ria Street, onto Town­ley Street then left along Old­ham Road.

Near the Po­lice Sta­tion the pro­ces­sion turned left up Manch­ester New Road and onto Mount Road.

At the Lan­cashire Fold the pro­ces­sion turned left down Kirk­way to Town­ley Street, be­fore re­turn­ing to Tay­lor Street via Vic­to­ria Street.

Our By­gones cor­re­spon­dent Harold Cun­liffe cap­tured these images from the pro­ces­sion.

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