On Saturday 19th May, Saint Mary's parishioners gathered together to celebrate (slightly in advance) the 30th birthday of our Assistant Priest, Fr Peter Stoddart.
This "shared table" event was very well attended and was enjoyed by everyone, in particular Fr. Peter and his family. It provided everyone a chance to get together to celebrate this milestone birthday with Fr. Peter, as well as giving us all a chance to thank him for his pastoral work within the parishes of Saint Mary and Saint Oswald since his ordination in July 2017.
Not only were the tables groaning under the weight of all of the delicious food, but there was also a fabulous, apt birthday cake (pictured) created by Jeanette Telfer.
Fr Peter was also showered with cards, gifts and good wishes, for which he would like to say a very big thank you.