Permit Awaited From Home Office
The executive committee of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Building Fund recently decided to approach the Home Office for a licence to permit the body of Mgr. Whiteside, late Archbishop of Liverpool, which now lies in the cemetery at Ford, being exhumed and reinterred in the crypt of the new cathedral now rising on Brownlow Hill.
The necessary preliminary permission from the Ministry of Health has already been obtained and the decision of the Home Office is expected to be known shortly.
Crypt to be Ready Within 18 Months
The mortuary chapel, in which the body will be reinterred providing the permit is forthcoming, is being included in the section of the cathedral now under construction, which is expected to be completed in about eighteen months' to two years' time.
The great cathedral dedicated to Christ the King is being erected in memory of the late archbishop who was first bishop and then Archbishop of Liverpool from 1894 until his death in 1921.
Brother's PrivIlege His younger brother, Canon R. Whiteside, V.F., is a member of the Liverpool chapter and parish-priest of the Sacred Heart, Hindsford, Atherton.
His parish was accorded the honour of providing the stone used at the cathedral foundation stone-laying ceremony during Whitsuntide of 1934.
A memorial fund has been opened with the approval of the Archbishop of Cardiff for the late Mrs. Margaret Hawkins, who was organist and choinnistress at St. David's, Cardiff-, for nearly sixty years. Contributions to the fund should be addressed to the Very Reverend Canon Grieshaber, 34, Charles Street, Cardiff.