TEMPLE NORMANTON: St James Church holds patronal festival

St James’ Church, Temple Normanton, held its Patronal Festival last week, when the main celebrant of the Patronal Festival Mass was Fr Malcolm Ainscough, vicar of Temple Normanton.

Fr Stephen Jones, Team Rector of Staveley, preached the sermon, and celebrated the Mass with Fr Malcolm.

Reader Kay Duckett read the lessons, and the organist was Barbara Marshall. Barry Hunt, George Russell and Stephen Wright formed the altar party.

Fr Ian Falconer and members of the Staveley Team congregation joined the congregation of St James for the service. Light refreshments were enjoyed by everyone after the Mass.

Fr Malcolm Ainscough, Ruth Bailey and Stephen Wright also attended the Patronal Festival at St Ann’s Church, Derby, which was celebrated by Fr Michael Brinkworth, the preacher was Fr Philip North SSC, and concelebrating priests were Fr William Butt, Fr David Teasdale, Fr Theo Holmes and Fr Stephen Jones. After the service the congregation enjoyed a buffet supper in the adjoining church hall.