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PARISH RECORDS, are held by Dudley Archives and Local History Services, for website details please select link    http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=145-psedm&cid=0#0

Do you have any old photo’s of St Mary’s Church, or other items that you would like to be displayed here so we can build a collection . Please get in touch if you have.

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St Mary’s Junior school in winter                               Early photograph of St Mary’s

mod                                                                 Early photo of St Mary’s Church before Calvary erected

…………..Early photo of Nave        nave33                                                                                                          Early Photo’s of the Nave

     

This video of the Sunday School Anniversary was taken in June 1959, unfortunately the quality is not very good and no sound, but you may be able to recognise some people in it. The clips of the video were taken in Gorge Road leaving the church and along Hollywell Street.

If there is someone that you can recognise, please let us know so that we can detail the video further.

Spotted in video so far, Roland Hill, John Howell, Alan Hyde, Ken Elwell, Carol Millington, Mr Whitehouse (Headmaster at St Mary’s Junior School)

My late wife, then Joan Evans, appears for a few fleeting seconds. At that time she would have been 17 years of age and helping with the younger children at the Sunday school.    (T Brown)

                               

                         A nostalgic look back at the Old Hurst Hill of Bygone Days

The old St Mary's vicarage. Dancing round the maypole

                                    Maypole dancing at the old vicarage

  Walking along Hollywell Street during Anniversary procession  Shown is Parish Priest Rev Mountford Priest from1947-1962

                Photo’s kindly supplied by Mary Tighe.   (to enlarge click on photo)

Rev Mountford, Fred Blakeway (lay reader) Dennis Richards.    In photo, Ray Anson, Sam Shutt and Denis Richards
    Rev Mountford, Fred Blakeway Dennis Richards                   Ray Anson, Sam Shutt, Dennis Richards
Granville Barson, Mary Atkins, Louie Fellows(nee Watton  Rev Mountford, Christine Nuttridge and Margaret Beech
Granville Barson, Marge Attkins                                       Rev Mountford, Christine Nutteridge, Margaret Beech
Louise Fellows (nee Watton)
Rose Jones (nee Watton) Rosie Dodd (nee Watton)

Eileen Fellows (nee Watton)  Summer Fayre

Eileen Fellows (nee Watton)                                                 Name list below

Fr Peter Hirst, Michael Hirst, Mary, John, Karen & Paul Tighe, Rosemary & Richard Pettitt, Dorothy, Jack, Heather and Steven Parsonage. Phillip Smith, Hannah Hyde, Karen Johnson, Mrs Bowdler, Mr Harper, Mrs S Jones, (taken at summer fayre).

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St Mary’s Church Centre Choir date unknown

 

Rev Peter Hurst, Rev Alan Jones, Bishop Litchfield, Ray Anson, Joe Hyde, Norris Hill (churchwardens) Fred Blakeway in background   Rev Peter Hirst, Rev Alan Jones, Bishop Colin Winter and David

Rev Peter Hirst, Rev Alan Jones, Bishop Litchfield         Rev Peter Hirst, Rev Alan Jones, 

Ray Anson, Joe Hyde, Norris Hill, Fred Blakeway             Bishop Colin Winter & David


Choir ArchiveChoir archive, Back row L~R John Howell, Alan Hyde, Ken Johnson, Hazel Byron. Front L~R- Mary Millinson, Beryl Edwards, Sheila De-Rosa. Sadly Mary, John and Ken have passed away. They will always be remembered with love and affection.  John. Ken and Alan have all been long standing members in the choir over the years with John clocking up over 70 years, Ken over 60 years and Alan completing 50 years service.

 

 

img138From Left to Right, Nick Fanthom, Graham Roberts, Beryl Edwards, Sheila De Rosa, Rev Tim, Hazel Byron, Deborra Blachham, Alan Hyde, Liz Mills.

A retreat day with Fr Stephen Miller at Eccleshall    August 2000 sponsored walk around parish boundry (2)

 Retreat day with Fr Stephen Miller at Eccleshall. August 2000 sponsored walk around parish

August 2000 sponsored walk around parish boundry Margaret Bright, Vera Price, Helen Jones,Sandra Blackham, Beryl, Frances, Liz Mills. Prayer Group meeting 1997

 Sponsored walk August 2000                                      Prayer group meeting 1997

Susan Points and Beryl at the Bank's pub Dudley (the Courthouse) auction prize bid for The third Holy Land trip from St Mary's 1993

A good night out. Prize auction winner!                             3rd Holy Land trip 1993


                           Easter 2015 Carrying the Cross on Good Friday from Christ Church to St Mary’s

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