Long-serving members rewarded in Isle of Man and Liverpool

News of the Knights of St Columba, Liverpool Province

Two centuries of combined service to the KSC's Isle of Man council was recognised in a special presentation at the parish church of St Columba in Port Erin this summer. Brendan Caley, George Hodson, John Johnson and Robert Lees all received golden jubilee medals and certificates at the celebration on 14 June as the quartet marked their 50-year membership of the Order.

The presentation was made during an 11am Mass concelebrated for the feast of St Columba by Father Brian Dougherty, Father Leo Cooper, and Canon Philip Gillespie, chaplain of the Isle of Man council who is soon to take up the position of rector of Beda College, Rome. The Isle of Man council has also welcomed a new member, meanwhile, with Neil Mellon's admission ceremony taking place during a recent Mass at St Mary of the Isles church in Douglas.

Over in Liverpool, James Kay received his own richly deserved golden jubilee medal and certificate during the Mass celebrated by Father Chris McCoy for the feast day of the Order's patron at St Columba’s parish in Huyton on 9 June. They are pictured opposite alongside Brother James's wife Kathleen Kay and provincial grand knight Pat Foley.