Sunday marked the golden jubilee of the opening of St Mary’s Catholic Church in West Street, Dunstable.
A special celebration mass was held and the church was full, with people travelling from as far afield as Nottingham and Portsmouth. Many parishioners who had not been to church for some time returned for the occasion.
The service was celebrated by the parish priest, Rev Fr Kieran Magovern, with Frs Jimmy Sheil, Harry Slowey and Padraig Regan. Canon Benny Noonan, the Dean of South Bedfordshire area, was also present.