Parish History-Completion

Nonetheless a quotation from Mickleburgh’s of Norwich of £3050 to build the shell of the Church was accepted: many parishioners helped with the groundwork, one of whom Jack Neely is still alive in 2003.

"The Heating was installed by myself with much help from American servicemen. The electrical wiring was the work of an RAF technician"

wrote Fr Langley; the oak doors and other woodwork were made by Arthur Ramm; Fr Langley laid the first brick; and the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop on 14 May 1958.

And by spring of 1960 it had been completed with much of the interior work also being done by parishioners, and was opened on Thursday 12th May 1960, though the Bishop himself, Mgr Leo Parker of Northampton, was at the last minute unable to come due to illness.

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