CENTENARY celebrations are taking place this week at St. Joseph's Church, Mossley, Ashtonunder-Lyne, which was founded in 1862. Yesterday (Thursday) Bishop Beck of Salford offered Pontifical High Mass in the church, and on Sunday, Archbishop Grimshaw of Birmingham will celebrate Pontifical High Mass at the conclusion of the ceremonies.
The present parish priest of St. Joseph's, Fr. William Wells. was Archbishop Grimshaw's first curate when the archbishop was parish priest at St. Joseph's, Bristol.