Fr William Butt celebrated a Solemn Mass at St Thomas’ in Somercotes on the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Peter Burnham was the thurifer, Granville Stone the crucifer, David Bradley and Michael Woods the acolytes. Angela Coupe played the organ. Michael Woods read from the Acts of the Apostles chapter 15: verses 1-2 and 22-29 and the responsorial psalm 66, ‘Let the people praise you O’ God. Let all the people praise you’. Stan Harpham read from the book of the Apocalypse chapter 21: verses 10-14 and 22-23.
After mass refreshments were served by Robert and Marjory Kettle in the village hall.