Catholic Church Kilsyth


Press Coverage of the Opening of St Patrick's new Church Kilsyth, 17th March 1965.

The opening of St Patrick's new church on the same site as the previous church on 17th March 1965 was remarkably well covered in the Scottish regoinal Press. The following articles come from 4 editions of various daily newspapers in the Glasgow area. Evening Citizen of Wed 17th March 1965 No. 31453, The Evening Citizen of Thursday 18th March 1965 No 31454, The Scottish Daily Express of Thursday March 18 1965, The Evening Times of Thursday March 18th 1965 No 27737. The original photographs may still exist in the archives of these newspapaers which now forms part of the Mitchell Library Collection - this is being investigated - but in the mean time here are copies of the original newspaper clippings.

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Evening Citizen Banner
 
Headline - 1000 in attendance for 1st service in new St patrick's Church
Headline Kilsyth's Night of History
 
Archbishop Gray gives a blessing

Article Evening Citizen of March 17th 1965

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Bishop Thompson at his Episcopal Ordination the previous month
 
Fr Bell Canon McGarvie and  Fr McCabe
 
Archbishop Gray blesses the congregation at St Patrick's

Mrs Jan Allan and the Girls Choir rehersing for the opening ceremony

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The new building - not quite finished
Jack Coia and Canon McGarvie stand at the alter examining plans
Archbishop Gray in procession inside St Patrick's
Archbishop Gray inspects the gaurd of honour made up of the Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts of St patrick's Church
The Congregation

 

Evening Times Front Page News - St patrick's Kilsyth is opened!

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Article from the Evening Citizen march 17th 1965 no. 31453
Mrs Jan Allan Music Teacher with the girls choir
The Congregation at the opening ceremony
The Congregation at the opening ceremony

The Congregation and Guests of Honour

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Children from St Patrick's School at the opening

The Priests and the Canon of the Edinburgh Cathedral Chapter

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The Girl Guides
Mrs Jan Allan with the Girls Choir
The Procession around the outside of the church
Archbishop Gray blesses the inside of the church with Holy Water

Article - Scottish Daily Express Thursday march 18th 1965

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The Guides and Brownies

Fr McCabe and Canon McGarvie
The story of the new church of St. Patrick's


 
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