Annual Cemetery Mass in Spen Valley
3rd November 2018
Parish Priest Fr Nicholas Hird was the celebrant as parishioners from Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike gathered on 3rd November for Mass in Liversedge Cemetery.
This outdoor event has become a custom in recent years for the Catholics of the Spen Valley. This annual Mass is celebrated in one of the area's three main cemeteries, close to the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed and in the traditional month when the dead are recalled in prayer.
Fr Nicholas, who is celebrating his Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood, is also working on a book commemorating the lives of priests of the Diocese during the Great War.