News of the Knights of St Columba, Liverpool province

Knight life: Lydiate welcomes new members

St Gregory the Great parish church in Lydiate was the setting for the ceremony of full knighthood for Liverpool province's newest intake of members.

The 13 new members of the order progressed to full knighthood during the 11am Mass on Sunday 8 November in a ceremony led by our provincial chaplain Father Thomas Wood, parish priest of St Gregory’s, together with members of the installation team.

The new members pictured wearing their new purple collarettes are: Charles Williams, Anthony Thompson, Colin Robinson, Philip Broughan, John McQuade, George Whelan, Steven Jacobson, John McDonald, Jim Kendall, John Boyle, Phil Woods, Tony Hogan and Paul Larkin. We are grateful to Father Tom for arranging and taking part in the ceremony and also to the parishioners of St Gregory’s for the warm welcome and hospitality received.

• Congratulations go to Father Malcolm Prince, parish priest of St John Fisher, Widnes, who was installed as a member of honour of the order during the annual chaplains' dinner given by Liverpool Province at Liverpool Cricket Club on Tuesday 3 November. Father Malcolm, who is also an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus (USA), collected his certificate from provincial grand knight Pat Foley (pictured) in the presence of Bishop Tom Williams and other members of the clergy and knights from across the province.

• A brief update on the sponsored walk for Zoe’s Place baby hospice. The response has been extremely generous and the amount raised so far has been over £5,000. This, together with match funding of £4,000 from Barclays Bank, brings the total to more than £9,000. Grateful thanks go to all who have contributed. We will be offering a further update in a future edition following the presentation of the cheque. and